Lake Trolling for BIG FISH

Covering a lot of area and keeping your bait in the water where the fish are - that’s what trolling is all about. When you are casting lures, your lure is only in the strike zone for a very short period of time - a mere seconds for each cast.

With proper trolling techniques, you can keep your lure running in the strike zone and at the proper depth at all times - or at least as much as possible.

Trolling is equally at home in saltwater as it is in freshwater. This website is about lake trolling, thus we will be focusing mostly on freshwater trolling.

Trolling for fish requires the proper equipment and the kind of fish you are targeting will help dictate what that equipment is. Many types of freshwater fish can be caught by trolling such as trout, salmon, walleye, pike, muskie, striped bass and even crappie.

Trolling methods include using downriggers, outriggers, planer boards, side divers such as Dispsy Divers or even just letting a bunch of line out behind the boat (long-line trolling). You can motor troll, back troll and row troll and if the wind is right drifting can also successfully pull your bait fast enough to toll for fish.

Trolling is not allowed on all lakes so make sure you check your local regulations before you start trolling for fish on your favorite lake.

Trolling can be super productive and gives you the ability to catch the biggest fish. Visit our site on a regular basis and sign-up for our newsletter and subscribe to our RSS feed to keep updated as we add more articles and resources for trolling for big fish.

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Downrigger Trolling Tips for Walleye or Salmon

Here is a short video for you about using downriggers for walleye trolling. This technique is also perfect for trout or salmon trolling. [Read the rest of this entry...]

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Trolling For Striped Bass

Striped Bass or stripers are good eating and fun to fish for too! Some of the best places to troll for them happen to be in protected waters. If you have a hankering for stripers, there's plenty of charter boats that will let you catch your fill.

When trolling for striped bass, you want to make sure you use the right equipment. Read More...

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Advanced Crankbait Trolling Tip – Two Crank Baits with single rod

Chris Pluntz shares his advanced trolling tip with this double crank bait presentation using a a single rod.

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Trolling Sharp Breaks for Walleye

Fishing pro Gary Parsons breaks down each of his rods and which technique he is using to catch more walleyes on sharp breaks while trolling.

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Rapala minnow rap lure

Here's a short video introducing the new Rapala minnow rap. Looks like I need to add afew of these to my tackle box.

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Fall Trolling Speeds for Walleye

Keith shows you how when you are trolling for those big fall walleyes, moving slower is almost always the best choice.

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Trophy Fall Walleyes in Lake Erie

Fishing with Ron Levitan using Reef Runners in Huron Ohio. For more information about Lake Erie please visit

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Trolling Crankbaits for Walleyes

Keith shows how to use your line counter to find the feeding zone while using crankbaits in your open water trolling.

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15.2 lb Trout! – Fishing for Trout and Salmon – Trolling Caught 15.2 lb lake trout and even nice-size salmon! An awesome day on the water. To learn more about the Viper Spoon, watch this video: Watch this short trolling for trout video where we tell you where we were fishing, how we were fishing, and what we were using to catch those dandy lake trout and salmon!

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Walleye fishing southern style, trolling deep in summer

Catching trophy walleye fishing deep water in August fishing with flutter spoons on downriggers.

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