Trout when it's cold out - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western PA
Posts: 1,211
Back To Top
Trout when it's cold out

I was out fishing delayed harvest with spin gear for a quick after work jaunt. The water was moving normally for the stream. I caught one working seams and around boulders and bottom bounce. With it being cold, it got me thinking....how can I keep my presentation in front of their face?...something slowwwwwww. I was using a trout worm. What do others try for artificials?
pt1e is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 09:51 PM
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Allegheny County Pa.
Posts: 177
Back To Top
wooly bugger or trout magnet
johnny v. is offline  
post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western PA
Posts: 1,211
Back To Top
I'm fishing the trout worm like the trout magnet. I had my noodle rod so I could essentially dabble over areas...but not a huge fan of that technique...too much weight it doesnt bounce....not enough and it washes through too quick.
pt1e is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 11:08 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,192
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by pt1e View Post
I was out fishing delayed harvest with spin gear for a quick after work jaunt. The water was moving normally for the stream. I caught one working seams and around boulders and bottom bounce. With it being cold, it got me thinking....how can I keep my presentation in front of their face?...something slowwwwwww. I was using a trout worm. What do others try for artificials?
I don’t think the Berkeley Trout Worms are legal in special regulations areas like DHALO. I recommend checking with someone from the PAF&BC before fishing with them again just to make sure it’s OK to use them in DHALO areas.
Potter Co. Joe likes this.
Trout Traveler is online now  
post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 04:12 AM
Caz
New Arrival
 
Caz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Northern Lancaster County
Posts: 30
Back To Top
Fishing may be done with artificial lures only constructed of metal, plastic, rubber or wood, or with flies and streamers constructed of natural or synthetic materials. All such lures may be used with spinning or fly fishing gear.

Was always curious on this and I have used p worms many times in DHALO only because I’d fight it if i got a fine. Read the above definition. Artificial...check. Rubber...check. Synthetic...check. I think it meets all requirements...my only concern is the scent Berkley uses but says nothing about that in the DHALO definition. As long as you have a fishing license and trout stamp it’s legal IMO...but would love an experts opinion.

5B 4B 4D
Caz is offline  
post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 05:27 AM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,192
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caz View Post
Fishing may be done with artificial lures only constructed of metal, plastic, rubber or wood, or with flies and streamers constructed of natural or synthetic materials. All such lures may be used with spinning or fly fishing gear.

Was always curious on this and I have used p worms many times in DHALO only because I’d fight it if i got a fine. Read the above definition. Artificial...check. Rubber...check. Synthetic...check. I think it meets all requirements...my only concern is the scent Berkley uses but says nothing about that in the DHALO definition. As long as you have a fishing license and trout stamp it’s legal IMO...but would love an expert’s opinion.
I saw this on the PAF&BC website:

“The use or possession of any natural bait, baitfish, fish bait, bait paste, or similar substances, fish eggs (natural or molded), or any other edible substance is prohibited.”

I interpret that to mean that Power bait, Power Worms, Power Minnows, and Power Eggs are all illegal in all special regulations areas that are artificial lures only.

I sent an email to the PAF&BC and asked if those items are legal in artificial only areas. I will let you know what their response is.

Last edited by Trout Traveler; 03-19-2019 at 05:56 PM.
Trout Traveler is online now  
post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 10:51 AM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Lancaster County Pa.
Posts: 324
Back To Top
Since the purpose of DHALO areas is to be able to release fish to catch another day I'd say the one thing that is more important than the material used for construction of lures is trying to determine the chances of a trout swallowing or hooking deeply whatever is being used. Obviously natural bait runs a great risk of this so it is prohibited but since I don't use trout magnets or Berkley worms I'm not sure how often that happens with those but I think that should be the criteria to determine if it's legal or not.
Potter Co. Joe likes this.
Trout180 is online now  
post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 11:16 AM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,192
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trout180 View Post
Since the purpose of DHALO areas is to be able to release fish to catch another day I'd say the one thing that is more important than the material used for construction of lures is trying to determine the chances of a trout swallowing or hooking deeply whatever is being used. Obviously natural bait runs a great risk of this so it is prohibited but since I don't use trout magnets or Berkley worms I'm not sure how often that happens with those but I think that should be the criteria to determine if it's legal or not.
I don’t use Berkeley baits or Trout Magnets. Trout Magnets look like jigs to me and jigs are legal in artificials only areas as long as no bait is used along with them.
Trout Traveler is online now  
post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 01:01 PM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: 2B
Posts: 433
Back To Top
I'm curious about the PFBC response as well. I can def see how an argument can be made either way. A jig (trout magnet) I'd think would be ok in DHAO as long as tipped with an artificial of some sort.
GSP66 is offline  
post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western PA
Posts: 1,211
Back To Top
I can easily switch as well after hearing their response if needed. Walmart has imitators that have no scent that accomplish the same thing, but looks like a piece of spaghetti no definition or anything.
pt1e is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome