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First Trout!

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My buddy and I went to a pond in the city that was stocked with Rainbows 8 years ago. They apparently didn't do very well and are rarely caught. This pond also has some decent bass fishing, so we went with the intent of throwing cranks and spinnerbaits!

We both caught our first Rainbow. I guess they are making a comeback and aren't pressured that much anymore. I caught two and Hunter caught one. All three were pretty big, too!

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They are a blast at that size! They stock them about that size in one of the local lakes every spring and it is a great way to catch some hard fighting fish while the water is still too cold to catch many bass. Now you need to catch one on a flyrod to get a real thrill out of them.

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Very Nice ~

That happens here occasionally in the spring and fall.

Sometimes I'll throw a smaller jerkbait and get some decent trout.

Were you throwing baits that targeted bass and catching the trout as by catch or were you tossing trout type baits ?

And what lures were they ?

:)

A-Jay

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Very Nice ~

That happens here occasionally in the spring and fall.

Sometimes I'll throw a smaller jerkbait and get some decent trout.

Were you throwing baits that targeted bass and catching the trout as by catch or were you tossing trout type baits ?

And what lures were they ?

:)

A-Jay

Curado 50 with 4# Hybrid, throwing a KVD 1.5. Might have to try and get back out with my ultralight and 2# line.

Question - do all Rainbows basically fight until they die? Two of the tree we caught were floating for a minute before they swam off. Also, what is the correct way to hold them?

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Just hold them upright in the water by their tail until the catch their breathe and swim away. If they don't revive, I have a lemon pepper recipe you can use.

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Curado 50 with 4# Hybrid, throwing a KVD 1.5. Might have to try and get back out with my ultralight and 2# line.

Question - do all Rainbows basically fight until they die? Two of the tree we caught were floating for a minute before they swam off. Also, what is the correct way to hold them?

I'm right handed so I hold them with my left and Fillet with my right ~

:)

A-Jay

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Fat-G are they being stock back in this pond this year? Way you speak of making comeback like they been there and repopulating but I thought with are warm weather trout couldn't survive? I know nothing about trout and will hope to do hit AP Hill this year when they stock their ponds.

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Looking at the fins I would guarantee you that that is a recently stocked rainbow. They're fun; you should release them into lemon pepper and/or hot grease. There's not going to be a comeback or a viable, sustainable population there. It's solely a put and take fishery for 'bows.

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