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Bass lures for trout?

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Hi everybody,

Has anyone used (or caught) rainbows on soft plastic lures intented for bass?

I am considering to use Yamamoto Senkos (4"), Fat Ikas, or Hula Grubs for trying to catch rainbows in the 1-4lb range.

I know that occasionally trout do attack such lures, I even caught a 1lb trout three years ago that had a tube in its stomach. But do you think that their use would be worthwhile, or should I stick to my usual in-line spinners and spoons for them?

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yes i know you will catch a lot on lizards because they look like the salamanders they eat. i even had 1 hit a rebel pop-r . every summer i go to northcarolina and theres a trout pound that takes a minute to walk to and i just got a new buzz bait and i was trying it out and it atrracted all the trout to were the buzz bait was, it was  bringing all the trout to the area were i was fishing ;)

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crankbats (almost any) and plastics (like tubes) are good. Drag the tubes and just do your thing with cranks. Jerkbaits are superb. Also, my pb brown trout and brook trout both came on tiny 3-4" fluke style baits.

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shoot, almost forgot. My biggest rainbow trout (not including river steelhead, which was on a wiggleO) came on a sotrm swimbait. These are a staple in any pier angler's box. Well, at least it should be.

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When ever I or my partner dropshot small worms like 4-5 robos we always catch those stupid trout. Its usualy my partner cause I dont dropshot much but I swear its at least 1 trout per trip. I have had them hit my 6in baby trout swimbait. I was frustrated because I couldnt figure out why I wasnt sticking any of my bites until I saw about a 2lb trout follow up behind my swimbait and hit it. I took my swimbait off and put this little 1inch white swimbait I bought at walmart on and caught a fast limit.

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To explain my next sentences i do not intend to sound offensive but just to let

you know.First if you are catching trout on (other) lures than flies are you in waters that are flyfish only?

Are you fishing delay water that prohibits lures...As you see i have been on the bass board

side and seldom go to this topic but this one had me wondering... :-/ I just hope you fellows

are obeying the laws in our trout streams just as i hope you would by having your

fishing license and obeying size limit,quantity on bass.On the other flyfishing sites this

has come up about the bait chunkers and such and the problems we have about the

trout waters being cleaned out during catch and release times and delayed harvest.I just want to warn

those who are fishing these waters the flyfisherman are reporting violators more often now...

Have fun but obey the laws.

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Inline spinners are great trout lures.    Panther Martins, rooster tails, shysters, and mepps will take their share.

And will catch anything else that sees it.

Matt

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A lot about fishing for trout is to realize that for the trout, it is mostly about conservation of energy, they generally are not patrolling around wasting energy in a stream looking for food, the food continually comes to them in the water column.  Ever try to swim upstream in a river, it takes some effort just to stay in place.  If it resembles something that they eat they will move a little and get it including their own if they are a hook jaw.  My most success on trout is to drift the bait to where they are likely holding.  Some of the best fish in streams with pressure are the pockets that other fishermen miss.

Spaun is a different matter, most streams are closed where I fish during this period.  An exception is the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park.  I love catching trout on a fly that I have made, hope to do that one day on Bass, I've got a lot to learn but that's where its at for me.  If I get to the point that I can slay them like some of these guys I might get bored,  :)  but there is no danger in my lifetime.   ;)

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In Idaho we commonly catch rainbows on 4 inch grubs,rigged on 1/8 oz.jig heads.Rapalas,also work well,as does almost any kind of in-line spinner.

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I catch them on crankbaits all the time. Chartreuse Rapala minnow is a good bait and also a CC shad. In streams and rivers we caught them on Panther Martins, spoons, and Rooster tails.

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I have thrown weightless tubes in chartruse but usually only get smallies with those. I have tried plastic craws with no success. I used floating rapala's in rainbow pattern, and I used a 4 1/2" black and silver Wyld shiner jerkbait on my float trip this year and caught a few nice rainbows and a smallie in just an hour or 2. I am going to use some x-raps this year. I bet soft jerkbaits would work well.

My buddy has a drift boat what a peaceful way to fish. If you can find someone who has one, Get them to take you out! They are awesome for sneaking up on trout.

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In the river I drift something called a trout worm...

Its sort of like a robo worm or a drop shot worm... Just place it on a small hook, and put it under a float.. No bait needed..

White, black, and pink are pretty good colors to use..

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Rebel Wee Craw  ;)  Lake trolling or river/stream fishing

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