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whats a good way to catch brook trout? Im fishing a lake that is spring fed and we can see a bunch of brookies in with some bluegill. ive tried some flies but I think it was just to hot and they werent biting. any tips?

Question by hunterkid94. Uploaded on August 11, 2009

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

If you can see the fish they can see you. Fish that see you will rarely bite. If you can hide behind a bush or get low and keep movement to a minimum it might work.

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from hunterkid94 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

thanks del

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

And if the flies don't work, digging a couple of nihgt crawlers up is a cheap and effective way to catch'um. And like del said, brookies are the most wary fish going, if they see you they don't bite too well. +1 Del

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

if the pond is spring fed, it will be worth your time and effort to locate the spring holes . the water is much cooler there and the bigger trout will stack up in them . now finding them is the tricky part and will require lots of casting around the pond. i have a few spots on smaller streams with spring holes that feed a very large trout lake. it is one 18 -20 inch brookie right after the other in these spots . if you can find a spring hole practice catch and release with all but a few fish and with barbless hooks to most of the fish you will get in them will be the big breeder hens catch and keep to many and you will only cut your own throat . i would try some lake clear wobbler's with a night crawler trailing about 12inches behind it

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from 007 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Agreed with cooner, nightcrawlers.

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from huds12584 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Brookies like slow moving water and and hang around undercroppings of the shore banks. My best luck is using an all black small panther martin. I would also suggest getting up at the crack of dawn when the fish are most active. Early moring is the best time to through dry flies such as nyphs or misquitos. Try to spot where the fish are rising and cast your fly in the sam general area. Good luck!

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from sduprey wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I don't know where you are fishing, but up north the large brook trout that hole up in ponds and lakes are suckers for good wet flies and streamers. In my opinion, the best way to feel out still water brookies is to toss out the classic wooly bugger on a wet line with a quick strip-pause retrieve. good luck.

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from jestr1 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

small crawlers inflated to keep them off the bottom. Split shot 12 inches above the hook. Power bait also works well. I also have alot of luck with thin spoons on lake fed brookies. Orange and black super smelt is the one of choice.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Agreed with Del in KS and + 1 for you sir!!!

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

If you can see the fish they can see you. Fish that see you will rarely bite. If you can hide behind a bush or get low and keep movement to a minimum it might work.

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

if the pond is spring fed, it will be worth your time and effort to locate the spring holes . the water is much cooler there and the bigger trout will stack up in them . now finding them is the tricky part and will require lots of casting around the pond. i have a few spots on smaller streams with spring holes that feed a very large trout lake. it is one 18 -20 inch brookie right after the other in these spots . if you can find a spring hole practice catch and release with all but a few fish and with barbless hooks to most of the fish you will get in them will be the big breeder hens catch and keep to many and you will only cut your own throat . i would try some lake clear wobbler's with a night crawler trailing about 12inches behind it

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from hunterkid94 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

thanks del

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

And if the flies don't work, digging a couple of nihgt crawlers up is a cheap and effective way to catch'um. And like del said, brookies are the most wary fish going, if they see you they don't bite too well. +1 Del

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from 007 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Agreed with cooner, nightcrawlers.

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from huds12584 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Brookies like slow moving water and and hang around undercroppings of the shore banks. My best luck is using an all black small panther martin. I would also suggest getting up at the crack of dawn when the fish are most active. Early moring is the best time to through dry flies such as nyphs or misquitos. Try to spot where the fish are rising and cast your fly in the sam general area. Good luck!

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from sduprey wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I don't know where you are fishing, but up north the large brook trout that hole up in ponds and lakes are suckers for good wet flies and streamers. In my opinion, the best way to feel out still water brookies is to toss out the classic wooly bugger on a wet line with a quick strip-pause retrieve. good luck.

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from jestr1 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

small crawlers inflated to keep them off the bottom. Split shot 12 inches above the hook. Power bait also works well. I also have alot of luck with thin spoons on lake fed brookies. Orange and black super smelt is the one of choice.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Agreed with Del in KS and + 1 for you sir!!!

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