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Here is what I first saw that got me interested in using kwik fish lures for springs...Alterations need to be made to the hooks and you may adapt the lures to suit your specific areas...






 
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Guys in the states use this setup as well, alot of talk about it in the magazines it would probably work out there also
 

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I've used a K16 Kwikfish for years fishing springs (anchored). You can't use a bait wrap in BC but a small pc of sponge tied to the lure works great, with anchovy or herring oil applied. The one thing about a Kwikfish is.... you never have to worry about setting the hook... smilies hammer them hard!

For best results. find a spot with a medium flow. Its best if the Kwikfish is tantilizingly wiggling ... kinda like your wife did before ya married her (then it all stopped :( ) :lol: Kwikfish will dive (deeper as the flow increases). To make sure it is close to the bottom in water over about 6 feet, use a 3 way swivel and weight. A 4 foot leader is about right since the lure will dive itself. Too short and it'll just bury itself in the sand.
 

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with anchovy or herring oil applied
There's a new plug made by Blue Fox, called a Foxey Fish, that has a scent holder that we tried on the Skeena for Springs. We used the Jet Diver as the water was quite a bit deeper in early July. The dropper weight will work well on the Harrison or in medium flows on the Fraser but is it necessary to use a dropper line? Can't you just snap swivel on your weight (type of sinker will depend on whether or not you're back trolling or anchored) onto the swivel?
 

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That sounds like it would be fun to try. Has anyone used the lures with the rattles in them , do they work any better than the ones without? What kind of rod would be best to use?
 

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I watched Mark Pendlington fish the Skeena with Foxey Fish lures,,,think I'll get a few of those as well.....
 

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hey really like that .....just wondering what size of lure?.and do you back troll it or let
it sit there??.or can i bar fish with it??and where to buy it...i know lots of questions
 

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Hi Big Joe,

do you back troll it
This is done mostly on the Skeena and in the States lots and I always wonder why not so much on the Fraser. I don't see why back trolling would not work on the Fraser if you have an oarsmen or someone controlling the speed of the boat with a motor, preferably electric. Of course you would need lots of juice/ batteries for a 4 hour trip. I guess it depends on the location.

let it sit there??.or can i bar fish with it??
both would work depending on the location and flow. For example, on the Harrison there is a bit of current to get the right action on the lure so you can basically anchor up and let your setup "sit there" as you say which is like bar fishing, only from an anchored boat.
 

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A lot will depend on the clarity of the water ....... don't forget to loosen your drag as they will hit like freight trains.

GOFISH 8)
 

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Kwikfish hook size???

If your using kwikfish in the river I assume that you are replacing the treble hook with a single barbless one as per the original post.
What size hook are you using on the different sizes of Kwikfish?

Thanks in advance.
 

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When the Springers are in the columbia and the Skagit all we use are Kwikfish. We use several different sizes depending on the area. On the Columbia we are anchored with the Kwikfish off the back wrapped with a Sardine. You cannot use Sardines up there. Last year I backtrolled the upper Fraser with 3 rods ( 3 guys ) all equipped with Kwikfish and replaced the two treble hooks with one siwash hook on the back. You can either tie a little wool to the front eye where the other hook was or use a piece of velcro stuck to the belly to apply scent. On the Skagit we typically backtroll our plugs or drift eggs.

I had a guy 3 years ago on the Fraser limit on Springers right off shore in front of me with KwikFish before I could barely get my rod in the water. I know they work in there!!
 
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