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while drifting does anyone leave a rod in the back to troll

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This is the time of year i typically like to start drifting some of the smaller bays for trout. average depths anywhere from 3 to 5 feet. a lot of times amadee in hopedale. anyway i always let the wind push at my back and i cast forward but thought it might be a good idea to start trolling a bait from behind the boat. im not sure if under a cork or just pulling a 1/4 ounce jig with a soft plastic would be best. has anyone ever tried this before seems like it could be a good idea. thanks
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Trolling
Trolling has long been a very productive method for many in lake ponchatrain . They troll rattle traps on others. On windy days last fall/winter I and a couple friends were trolling mirrodines in dularge which was extremely successful and quite fun. I would pull 2 or three at a time when fishing alone Would be wild at times. As for baits mirrodines rattle traps and other suspending type baits would work best. Soft plastics etc with jig heads most likely would drag dottom too much
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Believe it works
Harold LeBlanc of Lafitte was the best trout fisherman I ever knew. He fish that way most of the time always used a cork. Harold made his last trip last year after many good years of fishing.
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BY MYSELF
Usually when I fish by myself I throw plastics out the front of the boat and throw a line out the back with a rattle shrimp, rattle trap, or she dog depending on the bait I see in the area. I don't always catch fish on those lines out the back of the boat, but at least every other trip I usually end up with a Red on that line. The trout have hit it before but the reds usually crush it.
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thanks
thanks yall. it seemed like a way to cover more areas and always have a pole in the water on somewhat windy day. i didnt even think about hard baits in the shallow water.
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