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Post Posted: 10:48am - Apr 10,19 
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can someone tell me why when all those people are out to caught trout using all different kinds of bait , worms ,minnows , waxes , trout worms that very few other types of fish , bluegills, crappies, bass aren't caught ??

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Post Posted: 11:38am - Apr 10,19 
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Trout are stocked in colder water they can survive in. This is usually colder than the preferred
temps of active panfish and bass. By the time the trout are mostly fished out is when the bass
and crappie start getting active. So, trout season is ending and crappie followed by bass season
begins. Overlapping can occur of course.

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Post Posted: 01:46pm - Apr 10,19 
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Not to mention the trout are hungry, aggressive and not settled into a balance with their environment.

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Post Posted: 06:01am - Apr 13,19 
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Water too cold and to many trout .....didn't know it was that simple !!!

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Post Posted: 04:21pm - Apr 14,19 
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I think with the snow, trout season has been extended. When the weather stops being
so nasty, concentrate on wind blown shore lines. I know it's hard to fish it but that's
where they'll be. Stick with one pole fishing and have another ready while your dealing
with the swallowed hook. Fast and furious then over just as quick.

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Post Posted: 07:01am - Apr 15,19 
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its been a week since the trout opener and the people are still using worms minnows and crawlers , the people are just sitting there doing nothing and still no bass , gills or crappies being caught !!!! were are the pan fish ??? i don't care about the trout !!!

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Post Posted: 07:06am - Apr 15,19 
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If you're not getting the fish you seek you're in the wrong spot (or the wrong lake) or using the wrong presentation. Try dark bottom shallows on the north shore, water's still cold.

Fish, location, presentation.

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Post Posted: 05:27pm - Apr 15,19 
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After a typical long winter with the water still cold I've caught trout and other
species basically ice fishing open water. 4 LB. test, wax worms on a tiny Gamagatzu
red hook, and a skinny stick float. The kind with rubber bands to hold your line, but
you can still cast it. A tiny split shot to stand it upright and low in the water. If you're
fishing a quarry I've caught many straight down a foot off the shore as they swim around
the wall of the quarry. Farther out in low light. A half a crawler as it gets warmer instead
of wax worms.

Otherwise, fish the bottom with powerbait and a split shot to keep it on the bottom.
Many people do this in cold water. The fish may eat it and not move at all. When you
check your line you might have a trout. A half a crawler as it gets warmer.

Also, when it gets warmer, a small kastmaster or little cleo cast far out and kept high in the
water column will catch trout while bait fishermen look on in amazement. You can cover a lot
more water than a typical float cast this way and reach fish spooked by too many fishing.

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