Trolling prawns?? On a loch?

Mr Ferox

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Just a quick question. Salmon can be caught on lures, sprats, rapalas etc trolling Scottish lochs. Can an application of trolling prawns be used? Any suggestions or info would be appreciated.
 

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Never heard of it and its difficult to trial because if you troll for a week and dont catch anything, you will be none the wiser!
Certainly a prawn can elicit a huge response from fish in a pool. Maybe a drifter float would be an idea because I dont fancy the prawn's chances of staying in one piece after 10 mins trolling.
 

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Never heard of it and its difficult to trial because if you troll for a week and dont catch anything, you will be none the wiser!
Certainly a prawn can elicit a huge response from fish in a pool. Maybe a drifter float would be an idea because I dont fancy the prawn's chances of staying in one piece after 10 mins trolling.
I suspect nobody does it for a reason. I agree, not sure a prawn would last 10 minutes let alone a 10 mile trolling session.
 

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I thought prawns were banned in Scotland? certainly are in the rivers! But if ok on the lochs i am sure they could be rigged to troll, maybe slowly, but should be fine, even if you have to change every so often, they are cheap, and a bit of pre-rigging allows instant changes.
 

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I encountered a poacher on Loch Ness once who used a bubble float and a shrimp /prawn. Didn't see him catch but he did have a take.
 
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