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Trolling with Bait and Cut Bait:
Proper Bait Action

     Friday, April 03, 2020
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The graphics below are simulations created from underwater video. They will not rotate at the actual speeds required, they are meant to be examples.

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Trout Roll


Salmon Roll


The correct type of action for bait and cut bait rigs is a roll as opposed to a spin. For Salmon, the bait should make between 1 to 2 revolutions per second. Lake Trout and Brown Trout like a slow roll less than 1 revolution per second.

Check the leader length recommendations for each specific bait rig.

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