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How about some tips on how to keep surface weeds off your line.

I put the tip in the water while trolling it helps a bit.

I'll put a split shot up the line, it helps a bit, but they slide over the round split shot, maybe a square split shot would be better but i never seen one.

Any tips will help for sure, it's frustrating casting for surface weeds.

I try and cast for the clear lane, and bury the rod tip, but weed are just below the surface also.

h2o<---says any better tips on it.
 

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H2o Just grin and bear it. Remember no weeds no fish.. Putting the rod tip at least six inches under the surface helps but there really is no better way to my knowledge. I've been casting and trolling for years and you just have to put up with it. Bob
 

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was hoping for a miracle lol
 

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Some people tie on a small hook on the main line in front of the lure while trolling, however this might be illegal in Mich because of the drop shot regulation. Good luck at the show, H2O.
 

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Did you ever pull your line with nothing on the end of the line works great never any weeds. But I don't catch many fish either.
 

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I'll give that a try that is the answer LOL..

Using single hook lure's makes it better, it's just so frustrating going out weeding it. I guess weedless baits work better I was just hoping if i over looked a good tip or trick..

h2o<---says this is something to thing about
 

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I do most of my trolling in weedy areas with spinner baits now. It doesn't eliminate the weeds entirely but you certainly get much less than other kinds of lures. I'm more of a spoon fisherman myself but as you know, they are so hard to fish with around any weeds.
 
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