04-21-2009, 10:20 PM
I Can't Catch Trout at the Local Lake!
2007 and 2008 were great years for FF'ing at the local stocked lake, but this
year I've caught NADA there! While bait/spin anglers were having little success compared to me in the last couple of years, I've only see trout taken
on PowerBait and marshmallows this year. Maybe these are those tank raised
trout, and have never seen a bug....????? I've tossed everything in the book
at them, fishing morning, noon, and night; even fishing in the rain!
The stocked streams have been good to me this year, so....OTOH, the local
lake has produced a trophy LMB, decent LMB, and a ton of HUGE crappie
this year. I hooked about 15 crappie this afternoon, and landed around 10
of them. These crappies were real heavyweights, and several did the whole
aerobatics thing. To be honest, I was happy to catch all those crappie today,
but wonder what's up with the trout.