Originally Posted by MoscaPescador
Some might argue that a #12 is too big. Many have gotten 20" fish on flies size 20 or smaller. If that ever happens to you, welcome to the 20/20 club.
WOW, guess I have to rethink this all over again. I never would have thought a #20 hook would have held a fish that big.
Originally Posted by peregrines
SNIP<<<<Finally you mentioned they were generally pretty easy to catch on spinning gear. What do folks generally use with a spinning rod? If it's lures like mepps spinners, rooster tails, little cleos or spoons etc that imitate baitfish, then that's another indication that a streamer might be a good choice.
Around here, with spinning gear, the top bait by far is a plain old single blade (wider seems better) spinner (as below) with a nice fat worm on a #8 or 10 hook.
For some reason, this below works great in some ponds too, but damned if I've ever seen anything looking like this as a possibility for fish food.