Big M Fall Steelhead

Discussion in 'North West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by Steve, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. Fishndude

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    I like a Clown pattern Corkie. I've gotten bit on that a lot over the years. I also used to fish Skams with glow wobble-glos in Summer. At first I thought I was lining fish, but after catching a bunch that literally swallowed the wobble-glos, I became a believer. But I haven't fished for Skams in quite a while.
     
  2. Bob Hunter

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    That’s my favorite one to, or the half and half orange/chartreuse, I’ve also done decent with the white one with pink dots.
     

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    When i rig like that, its the only weight I’m using.
     
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  5. Erik

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    My favorite corkies are watermelon/fire tiger with gold sparkleys.
    I like corkies for drifting wigglers. That is to say when I get lucky enough to find some wigglers. Hard to get them these days.


    My fishing trip to the east side wasn't stellar. At least the day started out nice.

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    If you never got up at 3am. Drove 3 hours to get to the river before sunrise. Fished all day dawn to dusk, mostly in the rain. Then, after 3000 casts and not a single bite. You lost the one and only fish you hooked the entire day, and you had him all the way to the net when he popped your leader? Well... all I can say is, "you dont know what it like to be me" :(

    I'll be back again next weekend :)
     
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  6. Fishndude

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    Thanks for the story, Erik. Get some new leader this week.
     
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  7. hhlhoward

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    How are you tying up the corkie? If you don't use a splitshot then won't it just come to the surface?
     
  8. jatc

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    I put a snap swivel above a small bead on the main line and then tie on a small barrel swivel. I usually use a pencil sinker attached to the snap swivel. Then I tie a chunk of three foot leader (usually 6# Maxima) to the barrel and feed the corky onto it. Add two small beads and tie on a number six hook for the crawler.

    I use pretty much the same rig for wobble glos too, other than I tie on a number ten treble and don’t use a crawler.
     
  9. riverbob

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    i bottom bounce for steel, to keep my corkie above/away from my hook, i use a bobber stop n bead (witch comes with the stop) the current slides the corkie down to the stop, witch is 3 or 4 inches above my hook
     
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    Thanks I think I can picture in my head to give it a go.
     
  11. jatc

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    Good luck! I found the corky/crawler to be most effective in the Fall. Usually run wobble glow in the spring.
     
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  12. Fishndude

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    Out west they use Corkies combined with a tuft of yarn on their hooks for Steelhead. I forget what it is called, but really popular, and the variations are endless.
     
  13. Shoeman

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    Try a corkie/crawlers in mid-winter!
     
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  14. jmaddog8807

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    How long is that leader from the weight to the bead.
     
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    I heard crawlers do real well in the winter
     
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