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William Schlafer  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:38:03 AM(UTC)
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Ran into this on YouTube. At first I though it was a joke, but apparently it works:

Looks to be a lake/pond fishing thing, but I suppose it might work on a Trout stream too.

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:30:39 AM(UTC)
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Mini-Marshmallows are absolutely deadly on stocker Rainbows. They also help pop the bait off the bottom
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, December 25, 2019 5:41:49 PM(UTC)
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Back in Oregon, marshmallows are used often in lake fishing; they're small ones, often colored green or pink and also sometimes flavored. they are specifically sold as bait.

As suggested above, a small egg weight is placed inline with the main line, then maybe a small bead, a snap swivel, then an 18" leader to the marshmallow, which then floats above the bottom. The Trout takes the marshmallow and can go with it a ways without being spooked by the weight, as the line is slipping through through the egg weight. On Oregon's Diamond Lake, it is deadly, but frankly on any lake with trout in it.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, December 25, 2019 7:22:49 PM(UTC)
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Many trout across the US are stockers used to eating pellets most of their entire life. The marshmallow looks and acts much like a trout pellet they grew up eating. Both natural and stockers likely might interpret the marshmallow as an egg.
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#5 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2019 12:42:24 PM(UTC)
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It MUST be winter! We all just spent over 15 minutes watching a trout fishing video where NO trout were caught !!!

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stan b on 12/27/2019(UTC)
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#6 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2019 1:54:37 PM(UTC)
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I grew up in Missouri.
Even in the 60's there was a trout stocking program at several state managed areas.

Maramac Springs comes to mind.
Beautiful place.

I have a great story about it if anyone is interested.

Anyways, the bait of choice was Velveeta cheese cut into small cubes.
It worked quite well!

This reminded me of those days.

My short story is;
"The Rainbow Trout and the Bamboo Fly Rod"

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