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Question by flytier1010. Uploaded on January 08, 2010
They're still there
I must be missin somethin, is there a warm water trout?
I WOULD TRY SOME DEEPER POOLS ALONG THE EDGES OF CURRENT AREAS. THE TROUT SHOULD BE LESS ACTIVE RIGHT NOW WITH THE COLDER WATER TEMPS AND THEY WILL BE LAYING IN THERE FEEDING ON ANY FOOD THAT FLOATS IN TO THE POOL. BUT YES TROUT ARE COLD WATER FISH.
they are still there, just a lot less active because of their motablisms slowing way down to survive the colder water and conserve energy.
and yes, there is a warm water trout. it's called poached!
If you can find some underwater springs they might hang out there (same place they hang out in hot weather because of the constant supply of cold water). The spring water may be quite a few degrees warmer than the surrounding near freezing stream. Also in deeper holes.
Trout thrive in cold water
Like people have said, they are still there. In the cold water months trout are very conservative with their energy and appetite. They will hole up in deeper holes with less current and they will change their appetite. They won't aggressively chase down food and they eat much smaller pieces of food. The game changes drastically during the winter.
under the dock
They stay were they normally are.
they are still there but in different locations than they are in summer
Are talking about RIVER trout? or lake trout big water trout like the great lakes??
I have taken some very nice lakers from inland lakes her in MI thru the ice and usually it is from the deep holes using smelt or jigging swedish pimples
Trout thrive in cold water. Most species won't even live in water above 54 degrees.
They might hop on a flight to Rio...or they JUST might stay put and hide under a rock. Your guess is as good as mine!
We are pulling 20" trout through the ice
In streams they are deeper in slower water and way more sluggish. They usually will not move far at all for food so you need to present it right in their face.
They stay put livin on. As the temp dropps down to the 40s however their metabolism slows and they feed less frequantly, and on very small macro invertabrets.
Tougher to catch, but still there ;)
what flies do i use
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