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Offline fishin_musician

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How to Catch Big Trout
« on: January 14, 2017, 01:03:45 PM »
First pick a lake that can support holdover trout. It also needs to have a decent forage base to feed them while they grow. Stay away from the boat launches.  Most of the stockies will be hanging around the spot where they were dumped into the lake for weeks. You will spend your time and bait catching the small fry at the launch. Use bait that is fresh and lively. Fish the whole water column. If you are using tip ups rig them with long leaders, use several tiny split shot spaced out to get the leader down instead of one big one. Fish pinch points the direct fish toward your traps. Points of land jutting out from an even shoreline, underwater humps that squeeze traffic and funnel the fish toward your traps and creek/river channels that act as under water highways for bait and trout predators. I will be putting this on the line tomorrow. Probably jinxed myself already.
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How to Catch Big Trout
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Re: How to Catch Big Trout
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 08:30:29 PM »
Is it worth trying to catch trout at night ( if thats all your schedule permits) or in low light conditions....  just thinking about how we hammer early morning browns on Big O?
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Re: How to Catch Big Trout
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 08:44:32 PM »
Fishing under ice is fishing in low light conditions.
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Re: How to Catch Big Trout
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 07:34:55 AM »
I can add some to Fms advise.
We fished water company dams threw the years on the ice.
some big browns to be had.
im talking hold overs,born in the streams made there way to the Dam,trout.
Mostly tipups.
We allways did what Fm said with the splitshots.
Spread 5 to 7  bbs over an 15" area above the livebait.
Keeps the bait active ...
Why i dont know.
We do the same in the Delaware Red worm fishing.
Back to the Dams.
lg to xlg bait mostly.
We always set 2 tipups down under the ice 4' no matter how deep of water we were fishing.Then lowered the rest of the tipups at different depts as Fm said.
The tipups 4' under the ice caught more trout than any others.all the time hands down.
Ive used this idea on Duck Harbor many times also.
Duck Harbor was stocked for years.
im not sure now.But it Holds some big Trout.
Got a few on the traps set 4' under the ice.
Most of the lg.trout i caught at Duck Harbor,say 17 to 21 " were caught just 20' to 25' off shore.
Thats an other point.Keep a few tipups off shore close and work your way out.
Hope i was able to add a bit.
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Re: How to Catch Big Trout
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Re: How to Catch Big Trout
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 08:07:19 PM »
Very good adice and it works!  thank you guys
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Re: How to Catch Big Trout
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