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Night fishing for trout, eh? Never tried that but it sure sounds like fun! I would try some spoons {small mepps, buckshot rattle spoons, etc} and small crankbait/minnow baits. I always had good luck with small grasshopper shaped cranks with a little piece of power bait on them. I also like the small floating Rapala's in a "brown trout" color, or a rainbow color. Good luck and have a blast!

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I have heard from multiple people that this is the way to get big browns. I live in an area where a couple famous fly fisherman live. They have all fished at night with fly, and caught some MONSTER native browns. When you figure it out let me in on it!

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Last summer I had my first opportunity to fish the White River at night. I fished the Rapala X-Rap XR08 (rainbow trout) exclusively. In less than two hours I had seven very aggressive strikes and boated four German brown trout. All the fish caught were 5lb+, but you know how it is...

I'm sure the ones that "got away" had to be 10! ::)

8-)

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A big mouse fly if you're a fly fisherman, retrieved like it's swimming is great for big browns and 'bows.  I like the floating rapalas or roostertails if you're spinning.  Like someone said above, the brown trout pattern or the brown body roostertial with a black skirt.  For crappies, it's hard to beat either a roadrunner, or a beetle spin with a curly tailed grub.

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I'm not fly fishing but i do know of big native brown trout and some very big rainbows caught very often at the lake, I tried a red rooster tail didnt have much luck Im gonna try a small rapala when i head out again, also what you guys think about jigging a trout worm any of you guys had any luck with that?

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i've had great success with the gulp brown trout worms - since you mention a trout worm. rig it up with a tandem hook setup and throw a splitshot about 2 feet ahead of it. retrieve it back with quick, sharp snaps and pause. add in a very slow crawling retrieve now and then and you should see plenty of action. it's very effective for me with trout, crappie, perch and gills. I even get some bass eating them. I'd probably go with the black color if I were using it at night, though, and fish it with less weight so it gets higher in the water column to create a nice silhouette for them to hone in on. this is why ultralight tackle rocks.  ;D

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