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Trout - Shadow Lake

Discussion in 'Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports' started by dday, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. I read Shadow's going to stocked with trout tomorrow. Was planning on hitting it this weekend. There probably won't be any room to fly fish, but what do I use to spin fish for trout?

    (have never done spin fishing for trout)

    thanks!!

    DDay

    btw - caught my first bass of the year last wed. Only a pound or so, but was my first of the year!!! :D
     
  2. hardwaterfan

    hardwaterfan Twinsburg, OH (NE OH, northern edge of Summit Co.)

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    Spinners? I like rooster tails. My favorite color is firetiger. (its orange/green) Although I have done good on white and yellow and red also. (In that order) I dont know the sizes but they are "in the middle". Actually I would use the lightest size that you can cast a good distance. I dont use any swivels or additional weights. Make sure the blade is spinning. Sometimes they dont spin and you have to give the line a little jerk. You will feel more resistance if the blade is spinning properly.

    And I tip them with a piece of redworm for scent.

    But I dont do too good until the water warms up. You might want to try jig and maggots as well.

    Good luck.
     

  3. hardwaterfan

    hardwaterfan Twinsburg, OH (NE OH, northern edge of Summit Co.)

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    I think I might have misunderstood....if you are talking about using spinning rods then I would try jig and maggots under a bobber on one rod and powerbait 1-2' above a sinker fished off the bottom on another. (Unless you want to release them, then I would stay away from the powerbait. They really swallow that stuff.) Try the color pink for power bait. Also you could try a piece of worm under a float, ice fishing jigs with either a peice of bait or power bait, and guys also use other baits such as corn and dog food. Or you could give spinners a shot but I think the water is a bit cold for that.
     
  4. Yeah, I meant spinning reel. I'm keeping some for my dad, otherwise I'd throw them all back. Will let you know how I do.

    DDay
     
  5. traphunter

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    We use 2" white, black, and camo curly tail grubs for lures, and nightcrawlers and powerbait. I think the best powerbait color is rainbow! :p
     
  6. hardwaterfan

    hardwaterfan Twinsburg, OH (NE OH, northern edge of Summit Co.)

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    The water was VERY stained today but I managed to coax a few rainbows out of the water. Overall, most were complaining about them not biting well if at all.

    The bait that worked best for me was a white jig tipped with a pea size nugget of powerbait.

    I saw some really funny stuff....you can tell people who dont fish much....some kids were asking this guy if he had any extra "magnets" (maggots) and a little 3 year old boy who was really fishing hard finally caught a trout and when his dad helped him land it he went running away in terror....it was so funny! I saw one kid catch a rainbow on a cane pole.