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Old 02-12-18, 03:29 PM   #41
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Not yet mentioned is one of my selections for the "stranded in the wilds and only allowed one fishing lure", the Beetle Spin in various colors and sizes.
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Old 02-12-18, 09:17 PM   #42
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As a rule of thumb, anything you'd throw at river bass will catch brown trout with fair consistency.

What part of the water column do you like? I've been working my way down and I think next time out I'm gonna try and straight up drag some bass jigs on the bottom and see what I pick up.

Always thought trout came up to feed and I spent alot of time fishing the top 3rd or top half, which produced some good fish, but bait fishing dead sculpin on the White really opened my eyes to the lower part of the water column. Focusing in on that lower water of the Hooch, that I had been ignoring, and fishing something of a jig presentation where you can get the rig deep has treated me very well.

I'm also all about trying something different that they've never seen before. How many gold inline spinners riding at 1 to 2 ft deep has a mature fish in the Hooch seen? A thousand. Now, how many pumpkinseed baby brushhogs has he seen? How many white Texas rigged super flukes?

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Old 02-12-18, 10:35 PM   #44
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What part of the water column do you like? I've been working my way down and I think next time out I'm gonna try and straight up drag some bass jigs on the bottom and see what I pick up.

Always thought trout came up to feed and I spent alot of time fishing the top 3rd or top half, which produced some good fish, but bait fishing dead sculpin on the White really opened my eyes to the lower part of the water column. Focusing in on that lower water of the Hooch, that I had been ignoring, and fishing something of a jig presentation where you can get the rig deep has treated me very well.

I'm also all about trying something different that they've never seen before. How many gold inline spinners riding at 1 to 2 ft deep has a mature fish in the Hooch seen? A thousand. Now, how many pumpkinseed baby brushhogs has he seen? How many white Texas rigged super flukes?

Really wish we had a like button on this forum right now. I dig what you are saying here.

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Old 02-13-18, 12:29 AM   #45
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In a lot of Appalachian freestone streams, 50% or more of the aggregate biomass consumed by larger brown trout over the course of the year consists of crayfish. Not sure how that translates to a tailwater, but I'd bet Leroy is eating a lot of crawdads in them, too. If you're looking for something a little more subtle maybe than a bass jig, you might consider drop shotting a tube.
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Old 02-13-18, 06:27 AM   #46
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In a lot of Appalachian freestone streams, 50% or more of the aggregate biomass consumed by larger brown trout over the course of the year consists of crayfish. Not sure how that translates to a tailwater, but I'd bet Leroy is eating a lot of crawdads in them, too. If you're looking for something a little more subtle maybe than a bass jig, you might consider drop shotting a tube.
Yeap. I don't know where you got your numbers but I believe them. The crawdad presentation has gotta be one of if not the most unused of an actual highly consumed food source. I know I'm guilty of not using it, but that is about to change.

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Old 02-13-18, 07:55 AM   #47
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...caught some monsters on this below the Chattooga DH...washdowns, I guess...?

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...it's a job to throw on a flyrod, but ultralite spinning gear is manageable...

Blessings!

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Old 02-13-18, 08:03 AM   #48
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Great thread! I was Googling crayfish lures and found this interesting article.

Trout Love to Eat Crustaceans


And for the record, so do I.
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