Skunked on aluminum foil

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARKANSAS TALK' started by grizzly, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. grizzly

    grizzly New Member

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    Griffithville, Arkansas
    Went yesterday and put out about 110 hooks out with aluminum foil with no luck. Not even a gar, nothing. Also put out 40 baited with goldfish and only had about 7 or 8 baits missing. Guess it was a bad night to trotline. Is it possible for the water to be to clear for aluminum foil to work? grizzly
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I haven't thought of trying the foil but I have read it works. I don't do trotlines though, maybe I will try them sometime but for me it the fight I like. Better luck next time.
     

  3. john barber

    john barber New Member

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    north carolina
    I've never tied the foil but it looks like it would work better it clear water exspecailly for a predator fish:roll_eyes:
     
  4. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Guthrie, Oklaho
    Each state has different regulations governing fishing. Here in Oklahoma, I have set trotlines with silver hooks and had fish on before I could bait the first hook. Our laws state the trotline must be a minimum of 3' under the surface, except where fastened to the bank, then it must be 3' under the surface within 6 feet of where fastened (Guess this was put in for the water skiers - LOL). There is only a few lakes in OK where you can set your line 4' under the water and have the necessary reflection off the tinfoil for it to entice the fish. I know it is a good idea, and I know it will work...but it has to be under exacting conditions. For those of you who can, try this once in your lifetime. LOL
     
  5. metalfisher

    metalfisher New Member

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    Arkansas
    I don't know what it is. Last weekend I didn't do any good either.

    It could be the water is too hot but can't prove that has anything to do with it.

    I have fished the foil in brown water and done well and also in clear water and done well. Using weights, I have had the foil down to about 12 feet and caught fish in clear green water.

    This puzzle requires more study, and fishing.

    Robert
     
  6. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Booneville AR
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    Sam
    Hey Metal i've noticed a change in the thermocline the past couple of weeks..these showers were getting must be putting a little oxygen back in the water and the water temp has dropped 5 degrees..might try your lines at 8-15ft......that's where i been getting e'm.