Met Reid at lake Dixon Monday for Gentlemans hour. I arrived at about 11:30am after a morning surf and he had been fishing since around 8:00am and was getting them so I drove out. I bought some large Crawler and he picked me up in the rental skiff.
Made our way to a area that we saw a bunch of fish popping. We were site casting to the boils and short gunnning and getting them on water bobber, tiny swivel, 4' 2lb leader, Chartreuse Power Worm. Fun fishing to see a spot pop up and hang them off it. The school moved and we did 3 slow troll laps in the area we were getting them with 1/2 Crawler Power teaser which was good for 1 fish and a spit.
Worked up near Trout Cove and it was packed. The dudes from the pier were launching their set ups way out making it near impossible to even get into Trout Cove but we saw very little happening there anyways so we made a center drift which was good for a missed fish, water bobber down back up.
Slow trolled back through were we had been getting them for nothing and we cleared the lines and went down to the dam . Nothing going on down there. No noticeable schools.
Headed back up to where we got them earlier and decided to drop the pick its now about 1:30pm and we need afternoon justice. We had been drifting last time and short gunning to spots and casting on them. We figured the fish are a bit deeper now and its time for Crawler. We launched our water bobber set ups and dead sticked them. We wanted a very slow flutter down to the bottom then suspened off it and this is how we accomplish that. Tiny swivel, 3.5' of 2lb, small split shot directly below swivel NOT above swivel, Small #10 hook, Half meaty end of Crawler inflated, Chartreuse Power Bait teaser on eye of hook. I had to switch one size up from beebee split shot to sink the bait out. It starts going off. Water bobbers are getting bit. We have triples and doubles on everything. Wow the school came back and we are ALL by ourselves. The Inflated Crawler Power Bait Teaser slow flutter was getting ripped. I switched my water bobber to another inflated Crawler set up and I NEVER could get both baited and out at the same time but once and it resulted in one rod in each hand bent. Dudes we seriously found the school and I feel bad no one else is on it but not too bad. Straight looping Trout as fast as we could get back out. I was thinking there has to be a 6+lber in this school. I get bent good and its a slow strong moving fish. Im thinking I have a big Trout on that is swimming slow maybe its finless
but I ended up with a Catfish on 2lb. The Cat was actually taken on Pickels bait. But we did get some nice fish with one of mine around 3lbs.
The area we were getting them was near the toolies, South East of Trout Cove BUT there is about a 15' gap between the toolies and its becomes a rock shore. Well what we found is directly out from the rocks between the toolies is hard flat bottom NO weeds but surrounded by weeds. That's where the fish settled down for the afternoon and we were there to take advantage of it. Reid has a fish finder being shipped should make this more fun next time.
Gave our limits away to some dudes I think needed some BBQ material...
Trout fishing is too much fun. Its like hooking a baby Dorado on 2lb...