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Sep 8, 2019 10:12:20   #
FS Digest (a regular here)
 
There is a creek near my house, which has a sizable amount of rainbow trout. I've tried power bait and worms, but I haven't had much success. Any suggestions?

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by bees_irl

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Sep 8, 2019 10:12:24   #
FS Digest (a regular here)
 
Mepps?

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by smokin9mm

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Sep 8, 2019 10:12:29   #
FS Digest (a regular here)
 
Thanks. I'm new to fishing, so I haven't used many different types of bait yet. I really appreciate you responding.

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by bees_irl

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Sep 8, 2019 10:12:32   #
FS Digest (a regular here)
 
No problem. I haven't fished fresh water much since moving to FL 20 years ago, but I remember as a kid in Upstate NY my dad would tear up the creek trout with a plain ole gold and red Mepps. He had a bunch of them but that one was always his favorite. Not sure about Rainbows though, hopefully someone with more experience than me will chime in.

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by smokin9mm

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Sep 8, 2019 10:12:35   #
FS Digest (a regular here)
 
Small inline spinners or trout magnets bumped along the bottom usually works for me

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by dYaunie76

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Sep 8, 2019 10:12:39   #
FS Digest (a regular here)
 
Try some smaller bucktail jigs and smaller crankbaits too.

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by theduckhunternator

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Sep 8, 2019 12:05:58   #
flyguy (a regular here)
 
Rainbows are so dumb that they will usually hit anything, so, I'm thinking that they are seeing you and they will not hit anything if they do that. If you would see something that was 400 times bigger than you and only 30' away, you would loose your appetite too. I know I would. (MHO)

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Sep 8, 2019 13:38:51   #
jamescowan57
 
With grasshoppers in abudenance, try a size 6 hook with a hopper. Let it float down.

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Sep 9, 2019 13:27:46   #
Bass face (a regular here)
 
Simple! Size 1 Panther Martin spinners. You WILL catch em🎣

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Sep 9, 2019 14:45:13   #
mathiesu
 
Corn

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Sep 9, 2019 16:57:27   #
Freshwater Fin
 
mathiesu wrote:
Corn


Try using a inline spinner called Joe’s Fly’s I’ve had great luck with them.Trout magnets and small rooster tails are good too. Sneak up to the water and stay in the shadows.

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Sep 9, 2019 17:29:01   #
Fishandrods
 
try gold Panther martins or pautzkes balls of fire. They work for me on the Kern river on mostly planted rainbows.

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Sep 9, 2019 17:38:46   #
Fishandrods
 
I see that I've made the same mistake a lot of others make by not telling where the area I was fishing, it's in California south and east of Bakersfield, above lake Esabella.

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Sep 9, 2019 19:37:30   #
JimCT
 
Fly is always best . But for hatchery fish , trout nuggets and mousetails work. Small spinners like Mepps or kastmaster work. 4 lb test flourcarbon on an ultra light rod. Trout are easily spooked. You need to be silent and blend in. Walk softly. Cast upstream and let it float down stream .

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Sep 9, 2019 20:12:44   #
ronengland
 
try a #2 or #3 Blue Fox Spinner

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