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Trout on Topwater Hopedale

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All fish were caught on a strike king sexy dawg (large with 3 hooks) and a mirror dine lipless jerkbait. Caught a few white on a jig Z man TRD and a 40 lb drum which was released after the 10 minute fight. Everything caught stroking a jig (TRD for me) was short but come mid November that should change. 40lb Gliss with a LEADER!! 20 lb P-line copolymer leader (helps it float and doesn't burn like straight fluro) and I use Yozuri 100% fluro for subsurface baits and also Yozuri hybrid for leaders to Gliss, again a leader is a must and non fluro leader secured with a uni knot. I did catch a couple on a Yozuri jerkbait. Tight lines
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Re: Trout on Topwater Hopedale
Extremely nice and wetting de appetite for not only Top Water action but St.Bernard trips!!Got some intel on big specks on wakebaits and can't wait to check out the local scene as my Medicare Consulting Schedule gonna get in way of Mon,Tue,Fr fishing trips but still leaves mid-week to latter week trips and I love trips when the fishing pressure not nearly as bad as week ends!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Trout on Topwater Hopedale
Thanks!! I know you will find the time and the fish.
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Re: Trout on Topwater Hopedale
Nice trout! Congrats. Sorry, I'm a lil' dumb, but what is Gliss. You refer to gliss twice and I've never heard of the term. Thanks and congrats once again.
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Thank you. It's a fishing line about 30% thinner than braid but less abrasion resistance than braid. That's why I stress to use a leader.
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Re: Trout on Topwater Hopedale
Ok, gotcha. That\'s a very interesting line choice. I need to do some research. Is it actually braid, would love to have something thinner, how does it cast (being so light) Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Trout on Topwater Hopedale
Monotex with world record distance. It's different and takes a while if you're not using it a lot or in tune with your gear. Being lighter you may get more wind knots with spinning gear if you don't control your slack. Again I use a uni knot with a copolymer leader P line 15-20lb leader. Landed a 30-40lb drum with it last week.....it bent the frame of the net.
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