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6993 Deer Path Lane • Olmsted Twp, OH 44138 US

Tackle Recommendations

RODS & LINE:

  • Medium to heavy casting or spinning rod 6 ½ – 7 ft. for Pike
  • 14 – 25 lb. test for Pike and Lakers
  • Medium to light action with 6 – 8 lb. test for Walleye
  • Light to ultra-light action with 4 – 6 lb. test for Speckled Trout
  • Fly fishing: 9 weight for Pike, 5 – 7 weight for Walleye and Speckled Trout
  • Steel leaders 9” – 12” 30 lb. test with cross lock snaps
  • Weights ¼ – ½ oz. also bead chain weights 1 oz. to 3 oz.

NORTHERN PIKE

  • Single hooks, O’Shaughnessy style 4/0 & 5/0

Spinners:

  • Spinners (white, black, chartreuse, yellow), Hot Fire Tiger,
  • Buzz Baits (white, black, chartreuse, yellow, black & white skirts), Buzz-N-Devle
  • Using larger lures has produced many more fish. Adding a stinger hook with a rubber tube skirt increases the lure’s profile and adds action.

Crank Baits:

  • Rapala, Husky Jerks (chrome/black, orange, clown, chrome/blue)
  • Bomber Long A (chrome/ blue, chrome/black)
  • Rippin Redfin (chrome/blue, chrome/black)
  • Jointed Rapala (blue/white)

Spoons:

  • Johnson Silver Minnow (chrome, gold later in the season)
  • Daredevle Spoons (five of diamonds, red & white)
  • Barney Spoons (frog, black, yellow, white)
  • Doctor Spoon 3 ¼ & 4 ¼ (silver)
  • Williams Wobbler Spoon (sizes 60–80)
  • Williams Whitefish (sizes 70–80)
  • Tip: Remove the treble hook and replace it with a single hook (Either 3/0 or 4/0). Adding a white Berkley Power Bait split-tail trailer has proven to increase success by adding action and scent while enhancing the lure’s profile. (White Mister Twister is also good.)  

WALLEYE

  • ¼ – ½ oz. jigs (white, green, pink, black)
  • Mister Twister 3” or 4” single tails (white, chartreuse, yellow, pink, black)
  • Body Baits: Canadian Wigglers, Hot-N-Tots (chrome/black, orange, chrome/blue), Shad Raps, Rapala Husky Jerks (chrome/blue, orange, clown, chrome/black), Jointed Rapala (blue/white)

LAKERS

  • Single hooks, O’Shaughnessy style 4/0 & 5/0
  • Hot Fire Tiger, deep trolling

Spoons:

  • Lucky Strike Half Wave (4 ½“ chrome/red & white)
  • Eppinger/Daredevle Big Ed Flutter Chuck (6” – 8” chrome/blue)
  • Husky Jr.
  • Cop-E-Cat
  • Blue Fox Pixee Spoon ½ oz. & 7/8 oz. (florescent, pink, yellow, black)
  • Williams Whitefish (chrome)

Crank Baits:

  • Luhr Jensen A.C. Plug (6” – 8”)
  • Berkley Frenzy Pro Series Diver (8” – 10”)
  • Tip: When fishing for Lakers, use split shot to get the desired trolling depth. At normal trolling speed a size 0 split shot will provide 6 ft. of depth and a size 1 split shot will provide 5 ft. of depth. Simply add or subtract split shot to adjust the lure depth. This will allow for easier rigging & more flexibility in comparison to using standard in-line sinkers.

Speckled Trout

  • Blue Fox Pixee Spoons in orange, florescent, red
  • Mepps Spinners & Vibrax spinners
  • Muddlers Minnows, Modified Muddler, Marabou Muddler, Cadis Flies and flesh flies. Fly sizes # 4, 5 and 6.
  • Worten’s Vibric Rooster Tail (¼ oz. black/yellow, Tiger Mylar) K/O Wobbler