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Whats a good setup for 1000 islands?
Posted by: Anthony Unger (---.44.102.191.res-cmts.ovr.ptd.net)
Date: July 07, 2019 07:38PM

Hey guys, i just got a call from a old friend who said hes going to be going to the 1000 islands in september... Im not sure if he wants me to build him a rod, or just pick him a good rod..

My question is, whats a good all around setup for these waters? Im assuming he isnt going to be fishing onterio.. Otherwise he would be getting a charter i would assume.. I have to pick his brain a little more on what type of fishing they plan on doing.. But i personally know nothing about the 1000 islands.. So and recommendations?

I dont really want to sent the poor guy up there with a sweet 5'6" UL made for creeks and find out i should have sent him with a 7' M spin jig setup if you guys catch my drift.. Lol

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Re: Whats a good setup for 1000 islands?
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---.lightspeed.miamfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: July 07, 2019 09:27PM

Well I started to answer assuming you were talking about Florida. I know nothing about 1000 islands in Canada. From Google seems like it is typical fresh water bass/pike/crappie/walleye/muskie with the majority of the fish under 5 pounds. I'd think the 7 foot ML spin jig sounds like a good all around choice.

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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Re: Whats a good setup for 1000 islands?
Posted by: Lance Dupre (---.lightspeed.nworla.sbcglobal.net)
Date: July 07, 2019 11:01PM

What you need to do is get more information from him as to what he’ll be targeting and also you need to confirm from him whether you’re building him a rod or not.

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Re: Whats a good setup for 1000 islands?
Posted by: Anthony Unger (---.15.236.249.res-cmts.ovr.ptd.net)
Date: July 07, 2019 11:04PM

Got it figured out.. Gonna make him the spin jig.. Thanks guys

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Re: Whats a good setup for 1000 islands?
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: July 08, 2019 09:32AM

One size does not fit all. Your perch rod will have trouble with muskies.

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Re: Whats a good setup for 1000 islands?
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: July 08, 2019 09:36AM

If fishing a mixed bag of crappies, sunnies, small mouth bass, walleye, and northerns, one can do very well with two rods.

One rod is a 6'6" medium action fast power for heavier lines and lures. One rod a 7' or 7'6" ML moderate action for other fish and other fishing techniques.

Best wishes.

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Re: Whats a good setup for 1000 islands?
Posted by: Anthony Unger (---.sub-174-201-26.myvzw.com)
Date: July 08, 2019 10:06AM

If anyone knows that, i do phil.. I was thinking a 7' med. with a 6-12lb rating.. And a quick tip.. I tried explaining to him its better to go application specific.. I have 250$ to play with.. That includes my profits.. So doing 2 rods might be a bit over the limit.. I am getting a pfluger president 35 to match..

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Re: Whats a good setup for 1000 islands?
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: July 11, 2019 07:02AM

For walleye and smb in fairly deep water, which is very likely up there, my St Croix SCV 7 med power is my favorite. Tubes, jigs, snatching swim baits, handling big smb, does it all. I think a ML might be a little lacking on the power side. Rodgeeks has their Carbon 4's which are basically interchageable with it and significantly less money. IMHO.

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Re: Whats a good setup for 1000 islands?
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: July 14, 2019 09:06PM

7 ft. med. on the low end. Med-hvy might be better. Very healthy smallies up there, and if he has any sense that's what he'll be targeting.

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Re: Whats a good setup for 1000 islands?
Posted by: Anthony Unger (---.15.236.249.res-cmts.ovr.ptd.net)
Date: July 14, 2019 09:15PM

They still dont know what they are going to be going for.. One guy wants to go for walleye, another wants to go for bass.. So who knows.. I figure a SJ would be a good all around.. Im trying to get him to get a 2nd rod as well... a little lighter, at a discounted price of coarse lol

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