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Do you find Powerbait Trout Nuggets or Dough effective? What color do you use? How do you fish it?

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  • zackm
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    I like orange and rainbow colored dough on a small hook either off the bottom or under a bobber.

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with DanInArkinsaw answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • hunterkid94
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    i use the lime green and i just treat it like a jig that way the looks and smell get the trout to bite. if they aint bitin..they aint bitin though so it mite not always work.

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  • xfwrxdeath
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    where i live, me and a few friends of mine use powerbait for trout, we have used plain white, blue/yellow mix, and green/yellow/orange mix, and have caught trout on every one. we use a small split shot size a size 10 hook and they just keep biting.

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  • troutman11
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    White powerbait trout nuggets fished with size 16 treble hook and a little splitshot weight about 5 inches up work the best !

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  • kyle7735
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    i use them for bluegill and pumpkinseed in my local creek

    they work good

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  • frank bernato
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    I have caught several steelhead trout in northeastern ohio on power bait. Thes baits have ranged from preformed to the basic dough style. I have found when fishing the dough bait heres the easiest way to place it on a hook.
    Take your finger and scoop out a piece of dough. Form a ball with the dough and place it in mesh sack. Tie off the sack and place the sack on an 8 or 10 size hook. Above the hook 8-12 inches place some spit shot, above the shot place your bobber or float.
    Let the bait bounce along the bottome. It may take several casts to hook a fish. Also remember that if one color doesn't work you may have to change colors.

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  • fishin fool
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    I have very good luck with lime green colored power bait. I put the hook at the end of the line and a weight about two feet above it toss it out and have a cold one.

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  • jlfreeborn
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    I'm with Dan. Pretty boring, but beats being at school, work, or on the couch. I've had a little luck with the Yum Troutkrilla in chartruese. I only use it if nothing else will work because it's such a boring way to fish (my opinion).

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  • DanInArkinsaw
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    I have had pretty good luck with both the dough and the nuggets. I prefer the yellow. NOT chartruese but yellow. I fish it with a weight above a barrel swivel about 12-16" of leader and a small hook. Cast and let drift, tumble or sit. Pretty dull way to fish if they ain't biting, but it beats sitting at the house.

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  • Greenhead
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    I am with shane. I have had good luck on stocked fish, but the wild ones seem to wonder why a day-glo salmon egg is floating down the stream.

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  • jbird
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    I trout fish down-stream from the hatchery, so I make my own bait because I've never had much luck w/ Powerbait. I mix hatchery pellets (they sell them out of a gum-ball machine so you can feed the fish in the hatchery tanks) w/river water, flour, and molasses. Get it thick, and pack some on a little treble w/ a split shot 18" up the line, and voila', you're using homemade bait to catch dinner.

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  • shane
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    The trout nuggets are pretty good on stocker trout, but that's about it. Wild trout are too smart for that stuff.

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  • peter
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    IVE FOUND POWER BAIT VERY INEFFECTIVE ON FISH THOUGH I HAVE NEVER TRIED THE TROUT DOUGH OR NUGGETS

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  • Alex Pernice the fly rod winner
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    on a small (size 16 or 18) treble hook with a split shot about 16 inches up the line from the hook.
    Try chartreuse, pink, or orange they all work pretty well.

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