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billybigbilly  
#411 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:02:22 AM(UTC)
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Here are the spoils of my spring break I mean winter break V2 fishing trip.
My first fish of the trip was a stocker bow but then I got these guys
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and the best fish of the trip
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It's not much but I am glad I got out. I can't wait until it warms up a bit more and I can finally walk on the stream banks and not be waist high in snow ThumpUp
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#412 Posted : Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:27:17 AM(UTC)
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Have never thought bows were all that pretty or interesting, but this one really popped (photo doesn't do justice)...


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One of the most perfectly colored and not beat to hell bows I've seen.

Got it tonight along with some other stuff.


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#413 Posted : Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:40:43 PM(UTC)
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I like this one coz of how I got it...


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Landed my lure right at the obstruction near the upstream pillar and it bit immediately.

Their agility is amazing.
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#414 Posted : Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:01:21 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gurth Go to Quoted Post
I like this one coz of how I got it...


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Landed my lure right at the obstruction near the upstream pillar and it bit immediately.

Their agility is amazing.



I think my favorite part of the actual catching of trout is when I find them in the riffles and other spots where you can't even tell there's a fish there. And sometimes some very nice fish come out of the shallowest spots.
billybigbilly  
#415 Posted : Monday, April 1, 2019 3:02:36 AM(UTC)
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I went out to a new stream today, managed 3, I have to find a better way to fish the faster stream types as the pm's had a hard time spinning but here was the best fish of the day.
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I can't wait till I can get out somemore!
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#416 Posted : Monday, April 1, 2019 3:15:05 AM(UTC)
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You can get a higher ratio reel or retrieve across stream.

That's some high fast looking water. Most of the trout will probably not be in that fast current. Look for slack water and pools when it's like that and your spinner should go better.



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billybigbilly  
#417 Posted : Monday, April 1, 2019 10:35:10 PM(UTC)
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You can get a higher ratio reel or retrieve across stream.

That's some high fast looking water. Most of the trout will probably not be in that fast current. Look for slack water and pools when it's like that and your spinner should go better.



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I think the trout I got were on a more perpendicular casts, I can't wait for the water to lower just a bit more so I can really get out there.
s.t.fanatic  
#418 Posted : Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:11:23 PM(UTC)
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A 1/4 ing retrieve is usually your best bet any time of year no matter how fast or high the water is. It puts the "bait" in front of more fish for a longer period of time and the fish usually have to cover less distance to eat it.
shebs  
#419 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2019 3:45:51 AM(UTC)
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Took a half day off and went out this afternoon with the intention to finally hit the 20" mark this year.
First cast, hooked into a pig who was probably close to that...and then realized my drag setting was inadequate when he ran under a log a threw the hook.
Shit.
Cranked down my drag.
Yanked a chunky 18" out of a logjam. Close.
Chucked my heaviest #9/size 3 spinner to the top of a giant hole that was covered by a 2 story tall logjam before the spring flood (not anymore!)...and BAM!
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21.
FINALLY!
Didn't get to do a ton of fishing in February/March, but I was not gonna be happy if I got to MN opener without cracking the 20" mark. Monkey off my back.
Moved to the next hole. Nada.
Onto the next...not 150 yards upstream from where I caught the 21, and where I had hit a 19 in January...threw a few casts...nothing.
The cows in the pasture were starting to get curious about what I was doing.
Decided to sit down, have a smoke, ponder my escape route in the event those pregnant cows got annoyed with my existence.
Watched a mink scurry through the rip rap on the bank.
Tied on the silver version of the big gold spinner I had been using.
Cast it straight across the hole, and watched a beast rise from the depths and smash it.
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20 and a hair.
Saw the farmer fixing a fence, decided to wander over and have a beer with him and let the cows simmer down.
BS'd for an hour, renewed my annual standing permission to fish said pasture, and then finished the section.
Had another upper teens beast follow, and lost another, before I hit the fence line that marks the end of my access.
Today was a good day.

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billybigbilly  
#420 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:06:49 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: shebs Go to Quoted Post
Took a half day off and went out this afternoon with the intention to finally hit the 20" mark this year.
First cast, hooked into a pig who was probably close to that...and then realized my drag setting was inadequate when he ran under a log a threw the hook.
Shit.
Cranked down my drag.
Yanked a chunky 18" out of a logjam. Close.
Chucked my heaviest #9/size 3 spinner to the top of a giant hole that was covered by a 2 story tall logjam before the spring flood (not anymore!)...and BAM!
UserPostedImage
21.
FINALLY!
Didn't get to do a ton of fishing in February/March, but I was not gonna be happy if I got to MN opener without cracking the 20" mark. Monkey off my back.
Moved to the next hole. Nada.
Onto the next...not 150 yards upstream from where I caught the 21, and where I had hit a 19 in January...threw a few casts...nothing.
The cows in the pasture were starting to get curious about what I was doing.
Decided to sit down, have a smoke, ponder my escape route in the event those pregnant cows got annoyed with my existence.
Watched a mink scurry through the rip rap on the bank.
Tied on the silver version of the big gold spinner I had been using.
Cast it straight across the hole, and watched a beast rise from the depths and smash it.
UserPostedImage
20 and a hair.
Saw the farmer fixing a fence, decided to wander over and have a beer with him and let the cows simmer down.
BS'd for an hour, renewed my annual standing permission to fish said pasture, and then finished the section.
Had another upper teens beast follow, and lost another, before I hit the fence line that marks the end of my access.
Today was a good day.


Dang man nice fish, the first one is a beast. Makes me want to break the 20 mark, maybe this spring.

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