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I think I saw it on Rob Trotts show where he was out musky fishing on the Canadian side. He was with a musky guide ( I think Mr. Musky) Anyways they had a set up with two baits running on one rod. When they caught one on the longer line of the two baits they had to hand line the fish to the net.:)

Does anyone know how this Two Bait system is run on one rod?:confused:
 

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Thats a slider rig. I know there a pic of one floating around here somewhere.
 

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Yup, people run them a lot. It's a way to not have too many rods out for the man to see. Be careful as John said, if you're thinking about running them.
 

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Here is a diagram of a slider rig...
http://www.muskie-lures.com/rocketman/sliderig.jpg

And some good info on muskie setup...
http://www.muskie-lures.com/rocketman/index4.htm


According to Canadian rules, you are allowed a maximum of 4 "hooks" per rod (each treble counts as 1 hook when attached to an artificial lure). It's legal to run 2 baits on a single rod as long as you don't exceed the max number of hooks. Most muskie lures have 3 trebles, so it's wise to remove one of them from each bait when running the slider in Canuck waters. And just in case you don't know, the regulations only allow 1 rod per licensed fisherman.
Link to regulations (see page 4)...
http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/mnr/pubs/fishing/fishRegs/2005/Info_fr2005.pdf
 

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PencilPlugger said:
Here is a diagram of a slider rig...
http://www.muskie-lures.com/rocketman/sliderig.jpg

And some good info on muskie setup...
http://www.muskie-lures.com/rocketman/index4.htm


According to Canadian rules, you are allowed a maximum of 4 "hooks" per rod (each treble counts as 1 hook when attached to an artificial lure). It's legal to run 2 baits on a single rod as long as you don't exceed the max number of hooks. Most muskie lures have 3 trebles, so it's wise to remove one of them from each bait when running the slider in Canuck waters. And just in case you don't know, the regulations only allow 1 rod per licensed fisherman.
Link to regulations (see page 4)...
http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/mnr/pubs/fishing/fishRegs/2005/Info_fr2005.pdf
That avatar is killing me...:lol:
 

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I see the slider rig but where are the two baits attached?

I still can not figure it out.
 

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You set up a board rod as usual but put a second release about half way out to act as a stop. Then attach the long side of the slider to the fishing line by the snap (with the lure attached to the short side of the slider rig). The slider slides down the line until it reaches the planer board release. You need to keep your eye on it though because smaller fish sometimes won't trip the release since the pressure on it isn't normal.

There are also similar ways to run 2nd baits from your boatrods that don't require planer boards.

Hope this helps!
 

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Just like a salmon rig?

Can you run a down rod with two baits?

Or a out rod?

Or is it just a planner rod that allows the slider rig?
 

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That was me Capt steve Jones What we do is run a hi-fin bucktail w/1hk on the main line off the board and a 3hk wiley or tuff shad w/2hk off the slider .One slider is 20ft the other is 30ft. Worst mistake you can do in most cases is fish too deep. You can never fish too high that one of the reasons why the bucktail is so good. You can also put a release on your transom and run a slider in the wash(best position) off your down rod. Stop in sometime and I will be happy to show you how we rig em.
 

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Do you always run a slider on the down rod in Canadian waters?

Or does it depend on the weeds?

Welcome to this forum, your expertise is invaluable.

Thanks again.
 

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No not always if I have 5 0r6 people on board no. However with just 1 or 2,3 people I will unless it is real weedy. Then keep it simple so you can keep them clean. Wiley has a new 5" deep dive straight that is a super slider bait We just got them in. Bagley bango 8" is a good one also but getting harder to find.
 
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