Seadogg

Winter/Spring trout 2020

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Didn’t take any photos today but I landed 3 decent rainbows and a brookie of about 2 pounds. Fished a pretty large fly and had a lot of tail nippers, so I missed a bunch of fish. For future ties I’ll include a tail hook. 

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55 mins ago, Seadogg said:

Didn’t take any photos today but I landed 3 decent rainbows and a brookie of about 2 pounds. Fished a pretty large fly and had a lot of tail nippers, so I missed a bunch of fish. For future ties I’ll include a tail hook. 

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Nice looks like it pushes a lot of water.

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On 2/14/2020 at 8:34 PM, Wenz said:

Amazing. Where is this place? Thanks  a lot.

little private access honey hole I fish down the cape. all of the kettle ponds stocked with trout down there I have success with in the winter.

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22 hours ago, Seadogg said:

Didn’t take any photos today but I landed 3 decent rainbows and a brookie of about 2 pounds. Fished a pretty large fly and had a lot of tail nippers, so I missed a bunch of fish. For future ties I’ll include a tail hook. 

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It would never occur to me to try a fly like that for trout. I learned something.

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On 1/12/2020 at 8:24 AM, frezzy said:

Just dropped by Hopkinton Reservoir.  It is completely open after this warm spell.  Going to head over in a bit with a little spinner and try for some left over stockies...

Wish they still threw salmon in there. Makes sense. 

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27 mins ago, bob_G said:

It would never occur to me to try a fly like that for trout. I learned something.

I modeled that fly and others like it after suspending jerkbaits. They’re so effective for trout I decided to carry the concept to the world of fly fishing. They get slammed. Same presentation as the booby. 

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16 hours ago, Seadogg said:

I modeled that fly and others like it after suspending jerkbaits. They’re so effective for trout I decided to carry the concept to the world of fly fishing. They get slammed. Same presentation as the booby. 

Do you fish that on a sinking line to get the "suspending" action? Went out with a few buddies recently and they said the same thing about trout schooling up and false spawning this time of year. They use rapalas and jointed swim baits and they've been crushing them down Cape. 

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On Sunday evening I got my first trout of the year and my first fish since mid-December.  The warm weather finally opened up the trout ponds near me. I fished one that was about 1/3 open water. I got a brown on a kastmaster about halfway between sunset and darkness.

 

As darkness set in Venus was reallly bright in the west sky.

 

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10 hours ago, zak-striper said:

On Sunday evening I got my first trout of the year and my first fish since mid-December.  The warm weather finally opened up the trout ponds near me. I fished one that was about 1/3 open water. I got a brown on a kastmaster about halfway between sunset and darkness.

 

As darkness set in Venus was reallly bright in the west sky.

 

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Nice fish Zak. Looking at it closely, it looks like it may have been hooked before, or was that caused by you?

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28 mins ago, bob_G said:

Nice fish Zak. Looking at it closely, it looks like it may have been hooked before, or was that caused by you?

Hey Bob, that might just be debris in its mouth. When I landed it and unhooked it, the fish looked ok.

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15 mins ago, zak-striper said:

Hey Bob, that might just be debris in its mouth. When I landed it and unhooked it, the fish looked ok.

I'll bet that trout was a beautiful shade of orange inside. A really nice holdover.

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25 mins ago, bob_G said:

I'll bet that trout was a beautiful shade of orange inside. A really nice holdover.

I haven't tried eating browns yet. If I ever get a holdover from the 'Chu, I'll have to give them a try.

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5 mins ago, zak-striper said:

I haven't tried eating browns yet. If I ever get a holdover from the 'Chu, I'll have to give them a try.

Back in my ice fishing days, all I caught through the ice at John's Pond were browns. Beautiful browns, up to 20". 

I was under strict order from my wife never to release them. :laugh: Sandy loved those holdover browns. Salmon colored flesh. She'd steam them in a bamboo steamer with fresh scallions and ginger.

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