Lelands Trout Magnets

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2013/04/07 00:08:47 (permalink)

Lelands Trout Magnets

Anyone use Trout Magnets? I have never used them. I bought an assortment the other day. I figured if nothing else, the little jig heads that you get with them will work good for Gulp Minnows.
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    thunderpole
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/07 01:29:03 (permalink)
    DEADLY! tipped wit a mag will catch anything if u learn the wiggle

    I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/07 08:35:00 (permalink)
    They are situational but they are very productive for anything from panfish, crappie, trout and bass.  I'm sure if the color is right even carp and maybe walleye if you want to work at it.  The best part is they are pretty durable too.  I've snapped 2 or 3 of the shanks on the jigs but they were well used so I think it's like anything else...
     
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/08 09:36:48 (permalink)
    I prefer the Crappie Magnets, they're a little bigger than the Trout Magnet. I think the secret to them is the shad dart jig head, it gives an erratic descent. 

    Curiosity killed the cat, but for awhile I was a suspect.
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/08 12:33:02 (permalink)
    I have caught walleye carp bass trout panfish frogs u name it I've caught them get a snag hook bends bend it back there where my go to bait as a kid for trout , fish under a bobber or drifted down the stream they work

    I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/08 16:28:35 (permalink)
    Especially good in streams in bigger pools when the trout are just sitting there and don't seem interested in much.  Rip it through the pool a few times and you'll get some reaction strikes. 
     
    Love 'em in lakes fished about 3-4' under a float.  Great for trout, panfish and bass.  And you're right about the heads being good for Gulp Minnows. 
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/08 18:12:53 (permalink)
    rsquared 
    And you're right about the heads being good for Gulp Minnows. 


    I buy the replacement heads just for 1" gulp minnows, they're perfect. 

    Got Walleye???
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/08 21:19:12 (permalink)
    I thought you had to order them if you wanted just the jig heads because Wal-Mart only carries them as a set. I was in Dicks today and picked up an extra package of heads. I'm hoping they work good. Thanks rsquared. I was gonna ask you how deep under a float you usually fish them. I plan on fishing one of the lakes since it is more convenient for my niece. I have an assortment of colors. What colors work best for some of you?
     
    P.S.  Dicks has their F&S Tec Lite rods on sale. They have micro guides. Does anyone use them. Doesn't seem like a bad rod for the money. I never paid attention to them before. Just wondering if anyone likes them.
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/09 10:43:49 (permalink)
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    Thanks rsquared. I was gonna ask you how deep under a float you usually fish them. I plan on fishing one of the lakes since it is more convenient for my niece. I have an assortment of colors. What colors work best for some of you?

     
    Kinda hard with a regular 6-7' spinning rod, but if I have my noodle rod sometimes I'll fish 'em 6-8' under the float.  I like pink and white the best for trout.  Seem to catch a lot of bass and bluegills on the brown ones.  3" Berkely Power trout worms are also very effective on the TM heads in lakes.  I prefer pink and white in those as well.  If they're not hitting the whole worm, try breaking off a piece the size of a trout magnet.  The scent in 'em will sometimes work better than the regular TM. 
     
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/09 12:50:55 (permalink)
    White and pink are best or chartreuse IMO they all work

    I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/09 12:53:37 (permalink)
    bcain

    I thought you had to order them if you wanted just the jig heads because Wal-Mart only carries them as a set.

    Wally World has the trout magnet jig heads as well for 1.67...I think you get 5 jig heads. I picked up 3 packs last time I was in the WM at Century 3

    Got Walleye???
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/09 21:51:33 (permalink)
    Love the Trout Magnets,splittails as I've always called them.Caught some trout in the lakes but never tried them in the stream.The Trout Magnets have some pretty neat colors too.

    I'm gonna fish more and work less.
    Have A Crappie Day
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/09 22:39:29 (permalink)
    I'll have to check Century 3 Wal-Mart. I go out there pretty often. I live close to the Belle Vernon one and they never have the replacement heads. Just to let everyone know. I stopped in Tackle Unlimited on Route 51 South near Elizabeth. They have some decent prices. I was shocked that a lot of their stuff was cheaper than the bigger chain stores. Really nice people too and they can repair your rods and reels too. I always like helping the small businesses when I can. Good people there.
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/09 22:43:46 (permalink)
    Watch out for Tackle unlimited, has a very bad experience there when they "repaired" my reel.
     
    Trout magnet out awesome, they are my go to when I am not fly fishing, drift them under a bobber or jig them back in, both deadly. Buy the neon variety pack, you can't go wrong with them.

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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/09 23:30:06 (permalink)
    I bought a whole assortment of colors. I bought more of the natural colors. I think I may pick up some more chartreuse, pink and white ones. I have never dealt with Tackle Unlimited before. I stopped in there years ago but just stopped in there yesterday. Prices didn't seem bad. They had TFO rods in there for what Cabela's wants. I picked up a bunch of Joe's Flies and Trout Magnets. Probably pick up a few jars of Powerbait. Not sure why cause I have never caught anything on it but you never know.
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/09 23:37:41 (permalink)
    Powerbait tends to work for me in lakes and lakes only

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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/10 10:59:18 (permalink)
    I've never had as much as a bite on it.
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/10 11:06:48 (permalink)
    How are you fishing it?  It's not my favorite thing in the world to use for trout, but I find it often works when nothing else does, especially chartreuse.
     
    Fished on the bottom in a lake: size 14 or 16 hook with just enough to cover the hook.  Couple split shots 2' above the hook if fishing close to shore or 1/8 oz slip sinker with a small split shot stopper 2' above the hook if you need to get it out.
     
    You can also fish it effectively under a bobber or small float - like a trout magnet float - in a lake or a stream.  Same hook size and amount as above.  Very small split shot - like a size BB2 or BB3 about 8" above the hook will keep it from floating.  In a lake, fish it about 4-6' below the surface.  In a stream, set your float so that the bait hangs just off the bottom as it drifts. 
     
     
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/10 11:35:54 (permalink)
    I found 6 pks 5 pcs each of trout magnet replacement heads on Ebay last night for total of $17.20 free shipping
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/10 11:40:53 (permalink)
    I normaly use mini-foo jigs,but this year I switched to T.M. because of how bad mini-foos are being tied now,also it is cheaper as you can change colors by switching bodies instead of buy a new jig.A few tips that I like, I found that by bending out the hook to the side a little, has improved hook-ups also by cutting a little off of the head of the body & making sure that the hook protrudes between the legs instead of being imbedded in the body helps also.Make sure that the jigs sits horizonaly also you can snip off one leg to give it more action when the fish get finicky. I use meat when I normaly fish them.Jury is still out on whether they work better than mini-foos since I have caught almost everything that swims with the mini. I tried the S.O.S. line that they sell for Leylands, it felt like clothesline ,so I threw it away. They are not a miricale lure & sometimes the fish want hair(mini-foos) & sometimes they want something a little more subtle(plastic). As in all fishing just keep trying till you find something that works. Also we order the bodys from Leyland in packs of 50.  sam 
    post edited by mr.crappie - 2013/04/10 11:42:25
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/10 14:46:44 (permalink)
    I fish it just like you said. Either on the bottom with the split shot a couple feet up or under a float with the split shot 8"-10" above the bait like you said. The only difference I can see is that I use a size 10 hook with a ball of Powerbait about the size of a salmon egg. I only ever use chartreuse. I don't get into too many colors.
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/10 15:28:55 (permalink)
    bcain

    I fish it just like you said. Either on the bottom with the split shot a couple feet up or under a float with the split shot 8"-10" above the bait like you said. The only difference I can see is that I use a size 10 hook with a ball of Powerbait about the size of a salmon egg. I only ever use chartreuse. I don't get into too many colors.

     
    Well then I just must be a better fisherman than you
     
    In all seriousness, that's just the way it goes sometimes.  Keep trying it.  One of these days it'll work when nothing else does.  It's usually a sure fire method for me to avoid a skunking when I'm trout fishing. 
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/10 22:36:59 (permalink)
    Well hell, it doesn't take much to be better than me. All joking aside. I think my problem is I don't give something enough of a chance. I have been told by other people that I give up on a certain lure or bait too quickly and go back to what normally works for me. Looking forward to opening day to give these trout magnets a try.
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/11 14:41:04 (permalink)
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/11 15:04:33 (permalink)
    I also picked up the Trout Bugs hellgrammites. Don't know if they will work good but for the price, I figure it doesn't hurt to have them.
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/11 18:05:33 (permalink)
    Them trout slayers they make work pretty good too. In some of the creeks I fish the trout usually have small crayfish in them
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/11 18:06:51 (permalink)
    Anybody use the micros yet?
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/14 11:59:55 (permalink)
    I used the Trout Magnets yesterday for the first time. I didn't catch anything on them but a lot of guys were. I was doing so good with butter worms that I didn't try them a lot.
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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/14 19:04:16 (permalink)
    Trout slayers is what I started out with opening day, kicked my friends' arses, they were you trout magnet but still doing pretty good
     

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    Re:Lelands Trout Magnets 2013/04/14 23:19:43 (permalink)
    Ive fished way down in wv with some dudes that put on an absolute clinic with trout magnets on stockies.  they jis it through a float while drifting it past rocks and fishy looking runs, etc.  recently i was turned on to the for crappie and bulls, and i have seen some basses caught on them too.  jigging them right through a float, very similar to the way i have seen them catch trouts.
     
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