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If you don't have dog, what is best fishing lure to retrieve ducks? #5446197 11/27/14 08:42 PM
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If you don't have dog, what is best fishing lure to retrieve ducks?

Any guys have good wise experience on this one? I have a medium action fishing pole, and wondering what everyone that retrieves with that are out of reach?

I know i need a good dog, but for now asking about this

Re: If you don't have dog, what is best fishing lure to retrieve ducks? [Re: DoveMaster] #5446214 11/27/14 09:05 PM
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I use a big spook and pinch the barbs in

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do you pinch them in so that it still grabs the duck, but so you can get hooks out i guess?

do those float? how long are the ones you use, that work good?

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Re: If you don't have dog, what is best fishing lure to retrieve ducks? [Re: DoveMaster] #5446227 11/27/14 09:18 PM
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Badlander, i have some already, talking about the shots just out of reach in deeper water... sorry, should have said that earlier, thought i had, but guess not...

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Largest Spook size you have, 3 treble preferably. If you weight the back end by using a very large/heavy hook it makes snagging much easier because the nose will be angled upward. Heavy line is essential

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Re: If you don't have dog, what is best fishing lure to retrieve ducks? [Re: DoveMaster] #5446235 11/27/14 09:31 PM
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Some type of top water

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Same here, Zara Spook


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Re: If you don't have dog, what is best fishing lure to retrieve ducks? [Re: DoveMaster] #5446298 11/27/14 10:13 PM
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Re: If you don't have dog, what is best fishing lure to retrieve ducks? [Re: DoveMaster] #5446318 11/27/14 10:34 PM
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Re: If you don't have dog, what is best fishing lure to retrieve ducks? [Re: DoveMaster] #5446634 11/28/14 01:40 AM
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Zara spook is what I always used. That's why my dog's name is Zara now.

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Re: If you don't have dog, what is best fishing lure to retrieve ducks? [Re: DoveMaster] #5446869 11/28/14 06:34 AM
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We used to make something similar to this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FETCH-IT...=item43cf0644d7

Ours had 3 wire hooks on the end, looked like a grappling hook Body was made out of Styrofoam, the wires twisted together and shoved up a hole drill in the middle. We had to add weight to it to get some distance. With a Zebco 33 you could fling that sucker across the country. Foam at Hobby Lobby, wire from coat hanger.


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Re: If you don't have dog, what is best fishing lure to retrieve ducks? [Re: DoveMaster] #5447556 11/29/14 12:00 AM
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I recommend you consider getting a dog. It beats toting fishing rods and it improves the overall experience.
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I have used a spook many times, but the best was an big old prop bait with triple trebles . It cast far in the heavy winds and tracked truer across the water surface than a "walk the dog" bait such as a spook, this made it easier to precisely snag birds in.

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There is time, and you must take it, to lay your hand on your dog's head as you walk past him lying on the floor or on his settle, time to talk with him, to remember with him, time to please him, time you can't buy back once he's gone" GBE
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Originally Posted By: Barny Topwater

lol, man I remember those from 70's, they must be good been around all this time.

Hunted w/o dog many times, and I always just pick my shots so bird lands where I can get it.

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I use a jitterbug that I put bigger hooks on

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