Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Troutfisher

Taking A Trout Trip...Tips Needed!

Recommended Posts

Here's the situation.  I am taking a trout trip into the mountains with my grandpa.  Currently, the weather people are calling for upper 50s, lower 60s here, and it is usually about 7 degrees cooler there.  However, it is supposed to be sunny, so I believe that will warm things up.  I called for stream conditions, and they said the water is clear and slightly low.  Here are some pics of the area when the water was a little high.

tmpphpZXJnut.jpg

tmpphpYnLiFF.jpg

tmpphpMUtyAH.jpg

This body of water is called the Cherry River.  We usually do good with salmon eggs, corn, powerbait, and the usual array of small trout lures.

I was mainly wondering if you guys had any last minute tips or suggestions for fishing this area.

Thanks!

TF

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if the conditions are like they are in the pics, i would try some 1/8oz panther martins, try gold if its overcast and silver if its sunny. may also want to try drifting trout magnets in white, black or mealworm gold, cast your spinners up and across stream. if the water is slighting muddy i would try some fire tiger type color spinners,  Pm's, mepps, etc.I would also try some spoons like kastmasters. for bigger fish i would suggest a 2.5" jerkbait, but the water looks pretty fast, maybe try one in a slow pool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

amazingly i was fishing the little patuxent the other day and a guy was throwing a grub type thing and reeling it in real quick he caught 20 that day. i caught non  :'(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are fishing from the bank, original Rapala (floater); from a boat, Rapala Countdown (rainbow trout pattern). Panther Martin is my go-to lure (gold spinner, black w/ chartreuse dots).  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I trout fish I throw floating jerkbaits (x-rap, floating rapala, wyld shiner) silver /black back or rainbow trout color. usually 3-4 1/2" length.  I don't have a ton of experience but its worked for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the help, guys. Just got back. The river was a lot lower than I expected, and very clear. The fish were very skittish, but I did manage to catch one brown trout. It was a stocker, and since I didn't want to keep just one fish, I let some other guys take it home with their catch.

Again, I appreciate all the help, and here are some pictures from the trip.

tmpphpJPbYDK.jpg

tmpphpRiKj2c.jpg

As you can see, it was much lower than the previous pictures.

tmpphpOHJaNm.jpg

Only trout of the trip!

tmpphp0bZ3oJ.jpg

The Four Seasons Lodge (http://www.fourseasonslodgewv.com/) where we stayed.  I like this place, and recommend it to someone who likes to trout fish in Richwood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You see those angular small boulders near the far bank?   Next time you are there,  quietly sneak up on the back side of those rocks and lower a small bait like a single salmon egg down at the edge of that rock.  Don't use any weight on your line...  then hold on!   Trout love to slide into cracks and crannies under rocks like those.  Often times all you will see is a bit of a big trout nose sticking out.   Good luck and tight lines!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the help!  I'll keep it in mind for the next trip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No problem!  Yeah, brown trout taste great.  Rainbows, browns, and brookies all have that distinct trout taste.  I love deep frying up a batch and serving them up with ketchup.  Great, now my mouth is watering  ;D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A Brown trout. You actually caught a fish that was introduced years ago. It's actually considered a native now, and hatcheries do not stock them. Rainbow trout are the only ones that are stocked. At least that's what I have been told, and have seen in Ga, Tenn and NC. It's actually a great feat to catch the elusive Brown Trout. Good job. BTW. You'll notice that stocked trout will have their bottom fins wore down to the point that it looks like someone clipped them back. They actually wear them down on the concrete floor of the hatchery tanks. I also heard that the hatcheries clip them on purpose. Hmmmm. I'm not sure what the real answer is. I should have stopped at the Hatchery and asked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rattletrap,

I'm almost sure they stock brown trout. I catch them frequently in the streams, as well as the rainbow, golden, and brook trout. I have caught one native brown trout, and you should have seen the colors on that thing!

When we filleted it, the meat was a orangish color similar to salmon, not the typical white meat stocked trout have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I heard that the Rainbows were the only ones hardy enough to survive the hatchery conditions. Check it out with your local hatchery and tell me what the real deal is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I heard that the Rainbows were the only ones hardy enough to survive the hatchery conditions. Check it out with your local hatchery and tell me what the real deal is.

That is not true. Our local Hatcheries here in Western NY have Rainbows and brownies along with some brooks. Brownies are actually one of the toughest trout that you can find as far as living in certain water conditions.

I actually caught my first trout since I was young (bass fisherman) last night in a small lake that the DEC stocks with Brownies and Brooks.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/29622.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try some "little joes" with a dillie or grub on it. Find a nice pool. Trout like to wait at the bottoms of falls are near where a tributary flows in. They wait for food to flow or fall in. Fish the bottom with bait, fish the top with flies. Slow retrieve with tight snaps periodically. Brookies will jump, so keep one hand on the reel. After setting hook, reel immediately. Goodluck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Here's the situation.  I am taking a trout trip into the mountains with my grandpa.  Currently, the weather people are calling for upper 50s, lower 60s here, and it is usually about 7 degrees cooler there.  However, it is supposed to be sunny, so I believe that will warm things up.  I called for stream conditions, and they said the water is clear and slightly low.  Here are some pics of the area when the water was a little high.

This body of water is called the Cherry River.  We usually do good with salmon eggs, corn, powerbait, and the usual array of small trout lures.

I was mainly wondering if you guys had any last minute tips or suggestions for fishing this area.

Thanks!

TF

I have something, that so far in testing has caught every trout that sees it "PERIOD" !!!!!!!!!!!

Well, actually it is a little more than lure, it's a new way to fish lures

Here is a trout worm on it

http://ezknot.com/wiggleworm1.wmv

Here is my new Peanut on it

http://ezknot.com/peanut2.wmv

It also works great with the Berkly Gulp red worm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well now you gotta tell us how you fish it like that. I'm assuming you filmed it in a pool for background clarity. There's no water flows in pools......... so how the hell you do it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well now you gotta tell us how you fish it like that. I'm assuming you filmed it in a pool for background clarity. There's no water flows in pools......... so how the hell you do it?

It's a new "way" to fish

You can click the "Wiggle rig' in my signature,, or just just click my ad  Banner, (Fishing is Fooling the fish) then click on "pan fishing test"

Or click here http://ezknot.com/Long_Shot.html

I am an "advertiser" on this forum

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ratteltrap.

Georgia does stock Brown Trout. I have been to the Buford Hatchery many times and have seen Rainbows, Browns and Brooks. I have also been there when the truck was stocking the Chatahoochee and have seen Browns stocked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...