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BuckeyeVol
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09/21/2020 11:58AM
What would be your "go to" favorite spoon for lake trout or northerns? I see lots like little cleos, doctor spoons and dardevles. I'm planning a trip to SAK with day trips to surrounding lakes and help is appreciated.
 
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Basspro69
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09/21/2020 08:45PM
Gold kastmaster
 
thegildedgopher
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09/21/2020 10:36PM
Williams Wabler. Ask my kid what it looks like to “wable” and you will be laughing all day. :)
 
bottomtothetap
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09/21/2020 10:47PM
It was a red/white stiped daredevle which has caught me many fish, including the last one - a northern that exceeded three feet in length and bent the hooks straight as it ripped the lure from its jaw with a shake of its head.
 
shock
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09/22/2020 07:18AM
All three you mentioned are good spoons. I probably throw my Doctor spoon the least. My two go-to spoons are my black/white Daredevle and my large gold/orange Little Cleo.

I just dressed on my Williams Wobbler with some midnight silver marabou flash, a replacement spoon as my friend lost my 2.6 oz little cleo UGHHH !
 
Savage Voyageur
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09/22/2020 08:16AM
I really like the Dr Spoons. They give the most action at the slowest speeds. You can also install the hook on the other end of the spoon for a different action.
 
09/22/2020 09:34AM
shock: "All three you mentioned are good spoons. I probably throw my Doctor spoon the least. My two go-to are my black/white Daredevle. "
Love the battle damage visible on that black/white Daredevle.

If I was going for pike, I would use the red 5 diamond Daredevle.
 
cyclones30
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09/22/2020 12:50PM
Little cleo for lakers or mepps syclops for pike. I like the action it has compared to regular spoons
 
TRadam
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09/22/2020 04:41PM
Titanium spork. I grab a chuck and pull away from the bones and then flip it into the spoon portion. First bite is the best bite.
 
shock
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09/23/2020 06:43AM
rdgbwca: "shock: "All three you mentioned are good spoons. I probably throw my Doctor spoon the least. My two go-to are my black/white Daredevle. "
Love the battle damage visible on that black/white Daredevle.

If I was going for pike, I would use the red 5 diamond Daredevle."
5 of diamonds is a great color pattern too, for pike & lakers.
the hot pink has got some scares too,
locally i've probably done better on the gold little cleo(that one actually weighs 1.6 oz , the Red little cleo that my friend lost weighs like 2.6 oz , you definitely need a musky rod and #50+ plus braid to cast that lure , and my friend claims he snapped it off on one of those set ups ? ! , but he did buy me the williams spoon , which are not cheap.
in the BW blk/wht daredevil has been extremely good.
 
shock
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09/23/2020 07:00AM
2 other notable spoons are the krocodile spoon , and as SV said the Dr. spoon wobbles at lower speeds , the krocodile is kind of the opposite ,
and the
K.O. Wobbler , very good spoon and will cut any wind out there , if your low on line it can spool you ;) nice heavy little spoon . worth adding 1 to the arsenal ;)
 
bobbernumber3
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09/23/2020 08:10AM
Laker Taker by Bay de Noc Tackle (can be hard to find) and Williams Wabler (be sure to get the "lite" version)
 
Blackhawk
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09/24/2020 07:19AM
I've had a lot of luck with Dardevle's Cop-E-Cat spoons.

1/2 ounce "Imp" for walleyes and lake trout

4/5 ounce "Junior" for pike

2 ounce "Giant" for large lake trout - specifically on Knife Lake
 
zski
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09/25/2020 07:29AM
Basspro69: "Gold kastmaster"
I don't have an overall favorite, but the gold kastmaster IS my favorite when windbound. You can punch this thing right into the wind with with no problem.
 
ericinely
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10/05/2020 08:42AM
No contest for me, Dr. Spoon in the larger 285g size in chrome/blue. By far my most productive bait overall for Lake Trout
 
shock
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10/05/2020 10:43AM
thinking typo , 28g. never seen a 10oz spoon ,
 
BuckeyeVol
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10/05/2020 03:56PM
Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I can see what my Christmas list is going to look like!
 
KarlBAndersen1
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10/07/2020 07:03AM
cyclones30: "Little cleo for lakers or mepps syclops for pike. I like the action it has compared to regular spoons "


Yep - Cyclops.
 
shock
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10/07/2020 07:39AM
pic of the K.O. wobbler , (lower right) silver one side bright orange the other ,
and just for the record there's no lure that gets you distance like the K.O. JS,
 
thegildedgopher
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10/08/2020 11:23AM
shock: "pic of the K.O. wobbler , (lower right) silver one side bright orange the other ,
and just for the record there's no lure that gets you distance like the K.O. JS, "


I've never even heard of that one. Looks interesting. Wit that body thickness and profile it almost looks like a Rippin Rap or Slab Rap. Nice weight to that spoon I'm sure. Something different for when a Kastmaster isn't producing and you need a long casting spoon.
 
Trouthooker
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10/08/2020 06:51PM
Little cleo 3/4 oz Color (blue dolphin super glow)
only spoon you need for lakers, just my 2 cents

-Trouthooker
 
shock
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10/09/2020 02:37AM
GG send me an email with your phone # and i'll send mine back ,
darrylldeb425gmail.com
we need to hook up on Waconia, this winter. show you how we roll at I.F.U. ;)
 
Aries
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10/13/2020 10:00AM
I didn't see anyone mention the Johnson Splinter Spoon. Does anyone use these?

My GF actually found a gold 1/4 oz one along a river last time we were out fishing and put it in our tackle box.

When we were up in the BWCA the Lakers weren't biting so I was trying different lures for the heck of it and put that on. I caught a Laker on my first cast and missed 2 more in the next half hour or so. One hit it twice but didn't get a hook in it and the other followed it until it seen us then darted away.

They have a nice wobble action on a steady retrieve and have a lot of fluttering and flash on the drop when you jig or rip it.

I'm thinking about adding a couple more to the arsenal.
 
10/13/2020 10:15AM
Aries: "I didn't see anyone mention the Johnson Splinter Spoon. Does anyone use these?


My GF actually found a gold 1/4 oz one along a river last time we were out fishing and put it in our tackle box.

"


Just looking at the pictures, the splinter spoon looks similar to the kastmaster. Have you compared it to a kastmaster?

What color spoon were the lake trout going for?
 
Aries
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10/13/2020 10:30AM
I have not compared them, I have only used Kastmasters while ice fishing.
They were hitting the gold 1/4 oz.
 
mooseplums
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10/13/2020 09:23PM
Little Cleo, KO Wobbler, Laker Taker
 
shock
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10/15/2020 07:31AM
mooseplums: "Little Cleo, KO Wobbler, Laker Taker"
 
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