had an hour to kill this morning, not even fifteen mintues later i had these two guys on shore.
tossing a yakima bait co. rooster tail in the tiger pattern, dressed.
im located in the PNW, Washington state to be precise.
went back this morning before work, holy sh*t was it cold.
so much so that about 80% of the lake is now frozen over, i was able to coax two fish to hit my lure in the five to six feet of water i was trying to fish, it was one of the only spots to cast from that didn't have nothing but frozen water and thick ice in all directions, but unfortunately it wasn't very deep so fishing wasn't as productive today. i considered myself lucky to have the two i got. after three hours i packed it in and headed for work. cold way to start the day, but kind of rewarding. oh, used the same dressed tiger pattern rooster tail, just wish i could have fished the deeper spots.
and in case you are wondering, the meat was nice and pink!
As for bait running big loonie sized roebags in chartreuse/bright pink under fixed floats.. The river was ripping, I think I was running a 15gram float..
One of my local lakes each year does a winter stock with HUGE brood trout, some measuring up to 28-30", and some weighing as much as 10lbs. I have been hitting this lake up each day on my lunch break from work, throwing a dressed rooster tail and twitching and slowly dancing it along the bottom and top parts of the water. The past two days I have gone I could literally watch these HUGE trout follow my lure in from the deeper spot i cast to and follow it in to the shore/shallow looking all pissed off but they never try to inhale it like im wanting. badly. each of these fish in this lake are bigger than any fish i have ever caught to date, should i maybe mix it up and try throwing some Rapalas? sinking or topwater and see if that initiates a take down? my heart was pounding out of my chest as i watched this huge brooder look as though he was going to nail my lure, was about the coolest thing i have seen in a while, fish that big would put up a hell of a fight on my light gear. any tips on getting them to strike? this is a selective gear lake, no bait, no scent, single barbless are the rules FYI....anybody?
Try a plain silver or gold spinner, go bigger then you usually would since the trout are bigger. Make sure to slow the retrieval every few reels so the fish has a chance to catch up to the lure. I’ve never been able to catch anything a rapala, but I feel that’s more of a personal problem
im looking for a new fishing buddy for next season the guy i fished with the most moved and id like to try some new spots if anyone is up for it im in central CT mostly fish ponds and lakes but would like to try some nice rivers or brooks
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Those pics are awesome, i know you got more!
Going out of town this entire weekend and wouldn't you know it im taking my pole with me.
Hoping to get into my first Metalhead this weekend. Fingers crossed.
Your posts inspire me to get out as often as I can and keep me going.
BTW, they are called steelhead because their backs look like a cold blue steel.
Hope y'all had a good holiday weekend. I got to open my present early and spend all day Christmas Eve fishing....
My brother in law makes custom rods in his spare time and he built me this nice 7 foot bass rod. He calls them D.I.P. Stix (his initials are D.I.P.), one of the best presents I've ever got. It has my name on it and everything.
Your friendly neighborhood used car salesman.
^^ looks like a nice rod. if you know someone who makes them, then you have no excuse not to own about 20
and on that note, i got a new musky rod for xmas so my count is up to 8. it may be time to sell a few
I also got some fishing attire for christmas. New pflueger XT, got a new rod but cabelas sent me the wront one so i have to wait a month to the right one, and some nice new wading boots. Going down to southern va tomorrow to try out my new reel and cant wait. Tossed it on an old ugly stick so i will be fine for tomorrow. Look for some pics soon. Hope everyone had good and safe holidays.