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Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Cyprydave on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:27 pm

Hi,

I been thinking about lure fishing on my local canal ..what rod would suit canal fishing I dont think there huge fish in there mid double pike being the largest i have heard of so would it be an Idea to go for a lighter set up?

Also what lures ..I like the look for the savage gear 4play loose bodys but not sure of the optimal size and matching jig head etc.


Thanks in advance
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Post  plumb68 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:13 am

Send MrMakk a PM he does a lot of canal lure fishing
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Post  Cyprydave on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:38 am

Will do thanks...
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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Alex Makk on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:44 am

Firstly it depends on what your willing to spend (budget) and what you want.
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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Cyprydave on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:49 am

I have a reel..is a shimano rear drag but will suffice till I can get another...been looking at this rod in 15-40g http://www.fishingmegastore.com/okuma-safina-xspin-rods~10052.html
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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Alex Makk on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:05 am

Ideally Dave a budget is best known,

15g-40g rod for a canal should be alright, if you just want to catch pike. But I generally stay between 5g-20g for my canal ventures but have been using it more on larger waters too, as it opens more doors with what species I could catch i.e chub, perch and zander.

I've looked at the link and they have a 7ft 5g-20g rod there, I'd opt for that. some 3'' shads and a 7g jighead should go well to start off (a bogey lure for me that i'm always trying but everyone else seems do do well on them). but don't ignore other lures such as 9cm savage gear 4play (hard swimbait model {or even the small spro swimbait}), spinners such as mepp, spinnerbaits and small alphabet cranks and some Mark Houghton crank 'n' shad lures and his slide n shad lures too. 15lb braid with a 20lb wire and size 14 swivels and 25lb snaps from AGM discount tackle and you cant wrong maybe blank bnut not wrong.



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Post  Cyprydave on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:27 am

thanks for your reply Makk my canal is pretty coloured at the moment is there any particular colours..also what size hook is best suited to a 3 inch shad?
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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Alex Makk on Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:26 pm

3/0 is about the right size for 3'' shads, unless your going to use big hammer shads from AGM found here :- CLICKY then scale down to 2/0 for them.

jighead wise i'd recommend another member on here known as 'Kell' he makes a good variety of weights and sizes, even does other stuff to such as dropshot leads and cone weights.

he can be found at his eBay shop here :- http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/fishlead2012/m.html?item=110994298921&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

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Post  adie1200 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:04 pm

You can also find Kells stuff here >>>> fishleads

You'll be hard pressed to find any better Wink
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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Cyprydave on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:24 pm

Thanks for the advice fellas

Would a rod that light handle double figure pike?
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Post  Alex Makk on Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:21 am

can't see it being a problem with doubles, my Okuma octana 5g-20g at 7ft feels like it can handle a good fish.
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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Cyprydave on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:09 pm

Thanks again got a few bits on order I'll let you know how I got on Very Happy
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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Phil Blakey on Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:15 am

Worth your while getting a heavier multiplier set up at a later date, throw some big lures and it'll sometimes produce decent pike, it's surprising what canals can hold.
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Post  noodle on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:23 pm

Phil Blakey wrote:Worth your while getting a heavier multiplier set up at a later date, throw some big lures and it'll sometimes produce decent pike, it's surprising what canals can hold.
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+1 im not going to say alex is wrong as its horses for courses as he said he went lighter fot other species as well as pike. I dont see the difference between trout water fishing and canals when it comes to lures for pike I use the same set ups I just have more shallow lures on canals than deep ones.
The thing most people forget when it comea to lures is its depth speed and action that matter. I do ise lightweihht set ups as well as pike sized ones. Im set for lures between 1 and 200gms and beleive it or not lires dictate what rod I take not the other way around
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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Phil Blakey on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:17 am

noodle wrote:
Phil Blakey wrote:Worth your while getting a heavier multiplier set up at a later date, throw some big lures and it'll sometimes produce decent pike, it's surprising what canals can hold.
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+1 im not going to say alex is wrong as its horses for courses as he said he went lighter fot other species as well as pike.
I agree, Alex isn't wrong, but it's standard practise to use small lures on canals. You see very few lads launching 10"+ lures on canals, which i find a bit odd "if" it's pike they're looking to catch?
I honestly miss catching perch regularly, chub and trout too. But that's the price you pay for throwing pike sized lures.
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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Cyprydave on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:55 am

To be honest I think the light fun set-up is good for me..I'm not really after big uns just getting out and having my string pulled.
There is a reservoir I am going to try later in the year will that require a more beefy rod?
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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  Cyprydave on Sat May 04, 2013 2:21 pm

Caught a couple this morning lost 3 though but I guess that's fishing!! Happy though... first pike and first lure caught fish.


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Re: Canal set up for lure fishing

Post  adie1200 on Sat May 04, 2013 3:52 pm

Well done Dave Wink Cool they seem to be back on the feed now and really going for it Very Happy Very Happy
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