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using cradades workreal well for sauger.
I have never caught a sauger in my life. Actually, I didn't even ever see the thing, dead or alive;) However, I am positive, there are probably many anglers out there who use hooks which are too big and lead that is too heavy for this picky creature. The fish will most likely drop a "three tone" weight;)
I fish for saugers in Minnesota's Rainy River and Lake of the Woods usually through the ice. Saugers bite lightly compared to walleyes. I use frozen shiners on a gold Kahle hook. Use a 1/2 oz sliding sinker held about 4 inches above the hook with a split shot. Six lb fluorcarbon line works best for these keen-eyed fish. Use a sensitive carbon rod and quickly set the hook at the slightest tap or if you suddenly can't feel the weight. Sauger fillets taste even better than walleye fillets. Be sure to fillet off the rib bones for the best taste.
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