My First Stillwater Trout Outing

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  1. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

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    I hit Matoon this morning for my first ever stillwater trout trip. It was warm with almost no wind. I caught two on Mcnasty's winter lake swap fly, a nice woodchuck egg sucking leech. Six fell to my winter lake swap fly, a green crystal leech. I had a good time, but most of those stockers don't have much fight in em.

    They all looked like this
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    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    sweet! ill be up there with a buddy sometime this weekend im pretty sure. thinkin about hittin both the fio rito lakes. ill PM you if we decide to go.
     
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    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Sometimes the fat trips fight nice, sometimes they're like reeling in a dish rag. The "2.5 per pound" stockers though...your kids will love catching them
     
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    Almost all these fish would strike and then head towards the boat while I tried to strip in 30-40' of suddenly slack line. Unusual?
     
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    if i recall they seem to fight harder after being in awhile. theres still brooders in those lakes to i believe.
     
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    A guy shore fishing got one of the brooders. We have a nice conversation about how tasty it would be. :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice work Patrick! It is pretty common to have them swim right at you thinking your boat is cover. Strip like crazy and once they realize you aren't safety is when the fun starts.
     
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    Thanks Gary. That makes total sense.
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Once the water temps start to rise, the planters will put up a better fight. I've caught some trout planters that went completely berserk when hooked... but after the water temps came up.
     
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    Great report and glad it was fun! In a float tube they'll actually dart into your lap thinking it's cover. Had that happen lots of times.
     
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    Thanks for the great report Patrick!
     
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    Niiice. Keep this up and you'll forget all about the Yak and become a bonified stillwater junkie in no time! ;)
     
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    Fished Matoon again. Trolled my crystal leech around for a while with no luck. A kind soul in a red frameless pontoon suggested a black leech. I switched to that and got into fish soon after. My friend was spin fishing and had good luck with a cast master. We caught about 8-10 between us. The wind picked up right after we found fish, or we we might have got more.
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