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Trout Caught by Tom with Mister Twister FAT Tube in Minnesota

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Fish Information

Fish: Trout, Lake

Size: 35 3/4 inches long, 26" girth, weight- 15+ pounds

Lure Information

Lure: FAT Tube

Size: 4

Color: Salt/pepper, tentacles dyed chartreuse

Angler Information

Angler: Tom Sawvell

From: Rochester

Country: United States

My Story

I fish the breakwater in Two Harbors aggressively thru the summer month. It's the only place where really deep water is accessible without a boat. These trout like hard baits, flash baits and just about everything a person can attempt to feed them as long as the lure gets down deep where the fish 85 feet.

Knowing that jigging these fish using the Exude tubes is a great method when in a boat over deep humps, I came up with a weighted insert employing a treble hook that gets these down fast and allows me to swim-jig the bait back to the breakwater. The darting swimming action is incredible and was more than this one could handle [one of four that fell victim to this tube rig in two days]. The smallest of the four fish taken using this rig was at 9 pounds even and the pictured fish rolled in at over 15.

Light line and long rods make for great distance casting and a bait can easily be pulled through 225 feet of water on a retrieve. This covers the entire water column's depths, but the bulk of hits can be expected from depths closer to the bottom.

This one was on the 6 pound fluorocarbon line for 22 minutes before coming to the net.

Catch Information

Caught at: Lake Superior, Two Harbors, MN. breakwater

State: Minnesota

Country: United States

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