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Finally got the boat out this morning :wee:

Lost a couple drag pullers in between boating these nice fat holdover browns. 
 

All the bites came while dragging big spoons, at 1.8mph, down @ 50ft in 65-70ft of water.

 Rapalas, spinners, and spoons all struck out from 20ft up to the surface. 
Water temp is @ 39F. 
No thermocline set up yet. 

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Ditch Troll #338

-Tight Lines

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Trolling with lead line is absolutely deadly. Once you find the proper depth, speed, and lure desired- look out! I stopped trolling 2 rods. Too many doubles. A cheap color sounder and a contour chart of the pond will reveal everything. In my opinion it’s your best shot at a “ trophy” trout.

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5 hours ago, kuro said:

Do you use downrigger to get it that deep?

50/50

Rapalas flatlined off the sides run 4-6ft and spoons, behind the balls, down at 15 and 20ft. 
and yes…. these were all freshly stocked rainbows.  
I targeted them for my brother to bring home for the table. 

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-Tight Lines

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5 hours ago, WorcBoy said:

Stockies may be easy picking but Tbyrd has those hold overs dialed in. It's not as easy as you may think. 

 

5 hours ago, WorcBoy said:

 

I have total respect for Tbyrd and anybody else who can catch suspended Browns 50 feet down. I have a suspicion what lake he’s fishing, that’s all. Tbyrd was saying rainbows in the top 15 feet in his most recent post. The lake I have in mind was stocked with rainbows earlier this week. No disrespect intended. Just an observation.

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On 3/24/2023 at 2:30 PM, TBYRD said:

Finally got the boat out this morning :wee:

Lost a couple drag pullers in between boating these nice fat holdover browns. 
 

All the bites came while dragging big spoons, at 1.8mph, down @ 50ft in 65-70ft of water.

 Rapalas, spinners, and spoons all struck out from 20ft up to the surface. 
Water temp is @ 39F. 
No thermocline set up yet. 

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Nice Browns! When you say big spoons, are we talking like Michigan Stinger big?

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