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   Old Thread  #7 1 Aug 2020 at 7.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks for all the replies guys
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   Old Thread  #6 1 Aug 2020 at 3.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I would check to see if there are snags or not around the island.
If there are no snags I would happily fish slack lines with a running lead, undertow allowing. If there are snags I would be fishing a tight line, don't give any line on the take, hitting any indication.
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   Old Thread  #5 1 Aug 2020 at 1.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The problem with fishing slack or semi to snags is the fish can easily dart into the snag before youíve even had a beep on your alarm. Better to have good indication when snag fishing. If youíre worried about drop backs look at running lead setup as using this setup should eliminate that
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   Old Thread  #4 1 Aug 2020 at 12.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I normally use a slack or semi slack to try and get the line down low. Would you not be concerned that the fish might swim into the line when using a tight line?
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   Old Thread  #3 1 Aug 2020 at 2.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Totally agree, if there are any snags, which there are on most islands, rods should be fished locked up tight and kept a close eye on.
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   Old Thread  #2 31 Jul 2020 at 11.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If hard up to island then Iíd fish tight line so fish canít snag you up. Would only be able to go left/right or drop back to you.
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   Old Thread  #1 31 Jul 2020 at 10.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all,

I have some questions that I hope you guys can help me with.

when fishing to an island would you use a tight line or not? In my mind I use slack lines to sink the line down so I don't spook the fish but am I missing takes by doing this?

The lake is a clay bottom with silt in areas. I have been using Ronnie rigs on a running rig but is there a better alternative?

Thanks in advance
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