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Just two small trouts over this weekend
« on: July 14, 2022, 11:15:59 AM »
Traveled two hours south very early and caught just two. A smaller one was released.

Later in the day, a Hmong couple came and caught just one also.

Too many anglers the few weeks before we got there took most of the newly-stocked population.




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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2022, 12:37:52 PM »
Catching the wild trout isn't so easy, they're quite wiley and wary.  The stocker are sort of easy to catch.  One of the easiest way to catch them is with split shot and plastics, especially a piece of that Berkley trout worm.



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2022, 12:48:44 PM »
I had trouts a few years ago at a friendís place and I like it.



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2022, 01:19:20 PM »
Catching the wild trout isn't so easy, they're quite wiley and wary.  The stocker are sort of easy to catch.  One of the easiest way to catch them is with split shot and plastics, especially a piece of that Berkley trout worm.

Thanks for the great idea, bro. I didn't know how to catch trouts till last year when I went camping in southern Minnesota with some friends. They used just trout bait doughs/clay on hooks and caught quite a lot.

I'll find trout worms to try next.



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2022, 01:20:49 PM »
I had trouts a few years ago at a friendís place and I like it.

I never had trouts before until 14 years ago at Red Lobster. I ordered a grilled trout just to try out and I liked it.



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2022, 01:50:34 PM »
When the fishing is slow that Berkley Powerbait Trout dough works great.  Especially if you're just rigging it for bottom fishing in deeper pools on the river.  Also for stock ponds, later in the day when the trout likes to go deeper.  Even if it's on a bobber set up it works too.  I used to go to Coon Rapids and rig it that way deep like 15' deep on the the slip bobber with trout dough.  Some cheese works just a good as trout dough at times. 

Sometimes I like to just use artificial lures.  That Storm Hopper Popper works great for top water action.  Next I pick a Hula Popper, the smallest one at 1/8th oz weight.  I cut off the skirt so the Hula Popper is just like a bug.  Kastmaster spoons of 1/8th oz or 1/12th oz works really well.  Sometimes the Swedish Pimple works better and same weights of 1/8th or 1/12th oz. too.  Even simple jigs with plastics works.  Mimic Minnow Fry's of 1/16th oz or 1/8th oz. 

Inline spinners.  All sorts of varieties.  Sometimes the pure white rooster tail is hot.  Sometimes that brass Mepps spinner is hot.  Sometimes the Blue Fox flash spinners or Vibrax spinners are hot.  Sometimes it's the Panther Martin spinners that are hot.  The reason is some spinners stay deeper and some ride higher closer to the surface.



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2022, 02:41:57 PM »
When the fishing is slow that Berkley Powerbait Trout dough works great.  Especially if you're just rigging it for bottom fishing in deeper pools on the river.  Also for stock ponds, later in the day when the trout likes to go deeper.  Even if it's on a bobber set up it works too.  I used to go to Coon Rapids and rig it that way deep like 15' deep on the the slip bobber with trout dough.  Some cheese works just a good as trout dough at times. 

Sometimes I like to just use artificial lures.  That Storm Hopper Popper works great for top water action.  Next I pick a Hula Popper, the smallest one at 1/8th oz weight.  I cut off the skirt so the Hula Popper is just like a bug.  Kastmaster spoons of 1/8th oz or 1/12th oz works really well.  Sometimes the Swedish Pimple works better and same weights of 1/8th or 1/12th oz. too.  Even simple jigs with plastics works.  Mimic Minnow Fry's of 1/16th oz or 1/8th oz. 

Inline spinners.  All sorts of varieties.  Sometimes the pure white rooster tail is hot.  Sometimes that brass Mepps spinner is hot.  Sometimes the Blue Fox flash spinners or Vibrax spinners are hot.  Sometimes it's the Panther Martin spinners that are hot.  The reason is some spinners stay deeper and some ride higher closer to the surface.

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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2022, 07:01:42 AM »
Drove two hours south again yesterday to a different spot. Didn't know it had just rained the night or day before. The water level was too high and current was extremely fast. Caught several but couldn't drag them out to me because the current had beaten them off the line. Managed to bring only a fingerling to shore that I released.

I'll go back in two weeks. That had been a great spot years ago. My friends and I caught 13 from one tiny bank back then.



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2022, 06:18:05 AM »
Another two hours southeastern Minnesota yesterday got me just one trout again. This was in a stocked lake.

I fished at 5 pm. A Hmong family that has fished there all day got just two. They left at 6 pm.

Then around 7:30 pm, a Hmong family came and did some fly fishing. They 8 for the hour they were there.

I used waxies and sank them deeper to the calm bottom. The fly fishing anglers were doing topwater.


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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2022, 01:47:41 PM »
Yall got a delay harvest?  Trout season starts on the 1st Saturday in April for NC.  Children fish 1st during the 1st day of open season.  Adults fish 2 hours later.  Everybody limit out on the 1st day within minutes. 



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2022, 07:22:20 PM »
I see.

Ours get restocked throughout the year.



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2022, 08:22:40 PM »
This week I did plan to go back for trout this morning.

But last night I suddenly dreamed of some disappointment with some conservation officer. Two of them, in fact. So, I decided not to go for trout again for another 3 days to one week. Let that dream effect vanish first.



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2022, 11:49:22 PM »
Mmmm....fresh caught trout brings back some good memory of my hunting days in the Sierra-Nevada. We didn't have fishing pole with us so we just used our guns to shock it and then pick it up by hand as the water was calm, clear and shallow... O0



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2022, 12:21:19 AM »
The old way the elders used to use in Laos.



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Re: Just two small trouts over this weekend
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2022, 05:14:12 PM »
Finally got my limit on trouts today.

Two hours south for 5 trouts. They range from 6" to 11".

They love worms on small hooks and white rooster tails.

Iím good for another year. Will try again next spring.



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