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  1. Got idea for this rig  from NW Pacific trollers - running #3.5 or #4 blade size trolling spinners behind flashers - made up some hi-vis UV spinners, combined w/ 8" SpinDoctors - maybe on to something here - were running this last July homeport Menominee, MI came in with a nice salmon & took 1st place in our local derby!  am thinking the spinner adds just enough action to trigger strikes from fish that would otherwise just follow?  okay, later - good luck this next spring!

    Tom Schultz - FishKnocker

    Great Lakes Tackle & Outfitting



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  2. Some recent pics, thank you for sending in and sharing what's working ?

    15# Brown out of Marinette, WI trolling 40fow close to bottom w/ Zombie Apocalypse™ SuperGlow

    17# Laker out of Sheboygan, WI trolling 125fow, 80' down on dipsey w/ HeadHunter™ Red Mag SuperGlow (managed a grand slam that day, had one king, laker, brown, steelhead and coho!)

    27# King + (2) nice Steelhead out of Algoma, WI, (1) Steelhead hit the same HeadHunter™ Red

    Thanks again, good luck and be safe out there!

    Tom Schultz - FishKnocker


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  3. recent pics -

    Recent pics from Lake MI, Racine, WI - Nice Steelhead on the HeadHunter Blue SuperGlow, Nice Brown trout on the HammerTime Zombie Perch pattern, and other pic sent in from Green River, WY, fishing big reservoirs - 34# Lake Trout (out there they are called Mackinaw's), hit on the UV DepthRaider - Thanks for sending the pics in!!!
    Good luck out there, hope everyone having a great Memorial Day weekend -
    Tom S. - Fishknocker

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  4. interesting question & comments - thinking behind the longer leads and slide divers is to add more stealth, but what about the opposite, short leads behind the dipsey w/ spin doctors/flys seems to produce too, anyone had luck more so one way or the other?  we've hand lined quite a few - always exciting

  5. Hi JDH, one more thought, from your spoon pic w/ the ladderbacks, fluorescent,non UV, shows up very bright under blacklight - was wondering what this would look like down deep (what the salmon see?)  Does anyone remember running fluorescent painted spoons before UV was available?  sounds like a fun field testing challenge -

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    Hi JDH - I thought maybe the gold & silver spoons reflected light more so than nickel plated spoons?  Non-UV, but very flashy, maybe good to run during bright days?  The pic is a std chartreuse Mister Twister tail under black light - really lights up, is this considered UV or fluorescent or are they the same?  On same topic, notice many glow spoons seem to light up nice under blacklight too, so some UV properties here too?  Thanks for starting this one, hoping for more to weigh in too!


  7. "Still getting clean kings!!! GL-Tackle red headhunter spoon and fireflies jellyfish still catching."

    "Team meals on reels getting on the kings while setting lines!!! Here is my sister with a nice king taken on a GL-Tackle zombie apocalypse."


    Aint No Joke Productions

    Thanks again Nick! Awesome catch!

    Tom S. - FishKnocker - GL-Tackle.com

    (pike pic from Eagle Lake, Ontario - were field testing, this spoon outfished our daredevils & husky jerks 6:1 - Joey caught (10) pike or so)  

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  8. Nick Hutchinson w/ Ain't No Joke Productions fishing out of Racine, WI: "Went out tonight with 1 purpose and that was to catch kings!!!  GL-Tackle spoons did all the work!  UV DepthRaider, Zombie Apocalypse and HeadHunter SuperGlow did most of the damage.  These spoons are awesome!"  "Six kings in 53 minutes - was a little chaotic!"

    Thanks Nick!!!

    Tom S. - Great Lakes Tackle and Outfitting

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  9. Just wanna say u got 1 heck of a spoon there. All 3 of the big fish were caught on them. 2 on blue, 1 on green. We caught 16 that day (plus some salmon) and the majority were off them.
    Very impressed. I already order another set and I'm sure a few of my buddy's will be in future. John M., fishing out of Ontonagon, MI trolling towards Porcupine Mtn's

    Thanks John!  Awesome Catch!!!

    Tom Schultz - FishKnocker





  10. Sorry about that - I agree w/ the comments, sometimes we get pics in from customers w/o the details, conditions... still excited for them,  put a nice king in the box w/ one of our lures!

    Also, spoke w/ Chad Lapa, he set us up w/ a link to update the banner ads - should be up now for here & Lake Ontario United.  And I agree w/ the donations & support, we have spent a lot on advertising and tackle giveaways for tournament sponsoring, we do not always see the return in orders, but is part of the business & getting the word out,  mostly enjoy the feedback when we are helping someone put fish in the box!

    Tom Schultz - FishKnocker



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  11. hang in there, you will be hooked up soon! lot's of good tips above, 2.9gps speed works good for salmon, run that one flasher behind the dipsey at all times, I think the flasher gets them in from quite a distance - some guys laugh, but we've had some luck running dipsey, flasher & spoons - NW Pacific style, 42" leader to spoon.  we haven't had too much luck this year w/ downriggers, seems like all the hits lately on the dipseys.  I agree w/ the early morning, 120-130' back on #3 settings, working out to 240' or so mid morning to mid afternoon - sometimes turning will trigger the followers, s-curves or big figure 8's if not too many other boats, then remember the angle when you get the strike -

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