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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Kids fish Derby secrets

Would like to take the granddaughters to the local fish Derby Saturday but have to work. Plan B would be Sunday morning....would like to see them catch something.... anyone have a secret bait for Derby Day holdovers?....any help is appreciated.
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If it were me I'd use a floating Power Bait. Rig the hook on the end of the line and a split shot about 12 to 18 inches up the line. Cast it out and let it sit. Hopefully any trout cruising around will garb it and take off.

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Try spinners or small spoons. A single wax worm under a slip float would be my next choice. Use a small hook and only enough weight to get to depth.

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If the kids are not experienced I would not want them throwing spinners or spoons around.

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If it's a kids fishing derby, then they will be fresh stocked trout. They will hit anything that you throw at them.
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In the dirty waters of the Sportsmans Club lake back home, GARLIC Power Bait is the ticket....
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Use some different from what they already seen from the prior day. Red worms are a good choice as not many people use them now days. Whole kernal yellow corn is a good choice too. Size 10 hooks and split shot placed 8 or 9 inches above hook.

If it is in a pond power bait in a different than norm color that most use. White or as another suggested the garlic flavored.

Good luck. Let us know how the fishing day goes.

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minnows,

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Get there early and get the prime spot!
I make up a fish food bait from the hatchery pellets the trout are fed with. But always have an arsenal just in case.
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Thanks everyone

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