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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Finding Some New Water

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This past weekend I headed out to do some creek/river smallmouth fishing, but everything was a bit blown out from all of the snow melt. So after about 6 hours of being skunked, I decided to look for a trout stream in the area. I chose an Approved Trout Water that was also listed as having natural trout reproduction. I was more or less just hoping for a few hold overs and maybe a little wild one here and there. Turns out the stream was loaded with wild browns! I spent about 2 - 2 1/2 hours on the stream and ended up with around 20 trout. All of which seemed wild to me. Nothing big, but I think they are one of the best looking fish out there.

I made a video and posted some pics here for anyone that would be interested!




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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 11:33 AM
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Great video. Thanks for posting.

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I’d call that a win! Good looking trout, nice looking water as well, congrats!
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Awesome video- My first year spinner fishing and trout fishing in years. I've spent the last 6 months watching anything to do with that and your video got me almost forgetting about deer.
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Very nice action. That’s good looking water. It’s so cool to catch trout with snow on the ground. You said in the video that almost all the trout hit in the shallows and it’s likely because it’s spawning season. I’m sure you’re right. Did you take the water temperature?
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I used to fish the Tully (DHAO section) a lot in the winter. My best days were bright sunny days late in morning/afternoon. Also most fish were caught in the shallows on the sunny side of the creek. I attributed it to the shallows being a touch warmer than deeper/shady areas of the creek. Never tested my theory on wild creeks as I don't fish them over the fall/winter.

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Awesome video- My first year spinner fishing and trout fishing in years. I've spent the last 6 months watching anything to do with that and your video got me almost forgetting about deer.
Haha thanks! I'll be after em all winter long!
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Very nice action. Thatís good looking water. Itís so cool to catch trout with snow on the ground. You said in the video that almost all the trout hit in the shallows and itís likely because itís spawning season. Iím sure youíre right. Did you take the water temperature?
I did not take the temp of the water. I had a thermometer, but I lost at some point this year. I was spooking up quite a bit of fish as I was wading too, sitting in about 4 inches of water. I fished one massive pool, had to be about 6-7 foot deep, only bite I had was creek chub.
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I used to fish the Tully (DHAO section) a lot in the winter. My best days were bright sunny days late in morning/afternoon. Also most fish were caught in the shallows on the sunny side of the creek. I attributed it to the shallows being a touch warmer than deeper/shady areas of the creek. Never tested my theory on wild creeks as I don't fish them over the fall/winter.
I've noticed that as well in the winter time on sunny days. I'm usually out all winter fishing for trout, and I've seen them both shallow and deep.
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