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  1. #1
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    Default 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.

  2. Default Re: I Can't Catch Trout at the Local Lake!

    well you can always go back to a bobber and some corn.

  3. Default Re: I Can't Catch Trout at the Local Lake!

    Try using a smaller tippet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifesaflyin View Post
    well you can always go back to a bobber and some corn.
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! they will eat flies you just to find the right fly,presentation, and tippet size and you will get um to bite. if it comes down to corn tie up some foam corn! lol.
    "Hey, you.Get your damn hands off my herl !!!!"

    owner of the GL Fishing Forum.

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    Default Re: I Can't Catch Trout at the Local Lake!

    Hey Guys,
    I thought about borrowing a piece of Powerbait, but...... .

    They were rising all over at around 6:30pm today, and I had one take a
    #18 Adams...YEEHEE! I've tossed every imaginable combo at them until
    now (including 7X), but wind at the lake has been HONKING all month. Today
    was the first really calm afternoon I've seen since the season opened, and
    I guess that's what was needed.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: I Can't Catch Trout at the Local Lake!

    Tie a marshmallow fly!!!
    Last summer we took a family vacation to Rocking Horse Ranch for some horseback riding and other outdoor fun. The lake had some huge Carp that basically never left the dock where the kids were constantly feeding them hot dog buns.
    I threw every fly I had and came up empty. I finally went to the gift shop, bought a sewing kit with white thread and used the inside of a cigarette filter, yes a cigarette filter to tie a big white ball that I thought looked like a piece of hot dog bun. The Carp thought it did too and I landed 2 of them with my 6WT and my "Marlboro" fly. I released them but they died shortly after of lung cancer...
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Default Re: I Can't Catch Trout at the Local Lake!

    If you have ever been to the Keystone ski area in Colorado, they have a little lake by the lodge that has the biggest trout you have ever seen swimming around in it. The place is owned (or was at least) by Purina. They had trout chow in vending machines and you could feed these giant freakin trout. I wondered at the time about tying "hatchery food" flies for stocked fish. If you know where the hatchery the fish in your lake came from is, you might go there and ask them to show you what the food looks like. Who knows, it may work. By the way, trout can't digest corn, (neither can I) and it is illegal to use in many places.

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    Default Re: I Can't Catch Trout at the Local Lake!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    By the way, trout can't digest corn, (neither can I) and it is illegal to use in many places.
    LMAO , I thought it was just me!!!
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Default Re: I Can't Catch Trout at the Local Lake!

    Try a Flashback Hares hear followed by a red larve
    Or
    Glo Ball followed by a red larve

    And get them down deep. Adjust a bit up or down at 6" at a time.. I will strip wait 2 seconds strip wait 2 seconds etc.... Sometimes the hit will be almost a second bobble on the indicator. That seams to be the time the trout will hit the larve or better yet the bigger flasback or globall (they seam to take them harder than the larve) This is very much nymph fishing just in a lake.

    Don't forget looking for cruzing fish they will show you the lanes and column..

    oh.. if all else read the farmers almanac.. at least that is what my 88 year old dad still does.. :^)

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    Default Re: I Can't Catch Trout at the Local Lake!

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeMcFly View Post
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! they will eat flies you just to find the right fly,presentation, and tippet size and you will get um to bite. if it comes down to corn tie up some foam corn! lol.
    Don't diss it too much... In mo we call it Beer and Bells'.. Set the line with corn and or Zeek's toss it out put a bell on the end of the poll and open a beer and wait for the bell to ring.. After the 6th beer you start forgetting about the bell's.. Make sure you have a bunch of chips cause you will be getting hungry...

    PS... look up the YOYO's the Cat Fishers use... they go back to camp to have their beer...

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