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  • What would yall suggest for brook trout in a dam that almost never gets fished...Just remember they are not stalked so I don't k

    What would yall suggest for brook trout in a dam that almost never gets fished...Just remember they are not stalked so I don't know if they will eat power bait. I'm thinking about sticking with wax worms or something along those lines.

  • #2
    From my experience worms work very well on brook trout beneath a dam. I would try that first.

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    • #3
      try everything!!!use one thing for like 5 casts and then switch it up.i due well with that methed.to much of one thing that they dont want and you can kill the hole...

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      • #4
        throw spinners, and small gold colored spoons. Salmon eggs would work well too.

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        • #5
          mepps 0 is a killer. you can stick a small piece of worm on one too if you need it.

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          • #6
            you can try crickets ,grasshoppers , helgramites , and small crappie sized tube jigs as well as small minnows like a dace if legal in your area .small snelled hook type spinners work great also.

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            • #7
              Skeeb, if they've never been fished or in your words 'stalked', IMO they should bite on a hook that used to have bait on it. Sounds like easy pickins.

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              • #8
                i would use night crawlers

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                • #9
                  Not stalked as in wild...

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                  • #10
                    skeeb not stalked would make them( natives) for the proper term

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                    • #11
                      Yeah I guess I should have referred to them as native...sorry guys haha

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                      • #12
                        Are you trying to say that they are not Stocked (farm raised and placed there)?
                        Anyway, I would use panther martins or worms. They have both done me well.

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                        • #13
                          i agree with labrodor12 with the mepps and worm idea..i have killed the natives on these methods..however..dont use nightcrawlers, they are too big... a small garden worm threaded on a small hook hangin off on the end is a killer

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                          • #14
                            we used to fish browns under a dam a couple years back, until the whole town figured out what we were doing. we started with fatheads and had good luck, then 1 day the bait store was out so we bought walleye suckers. man did we get some hogs. we would cast up into the foam pools and reel in just fast enough to keep up with current. plain hook up front with a treble trailer hooked in the tail.

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                            • #15
                              I'm a little confused on where you're fishing. My first thought was the pond above a beaver dam.

                              If that's the case, I've had my best luck using either a 500 SuperDuper (switch among gold, copper, and chrome), a 00 Mepps (again gold, copper, and silver), or half of an unweighted nightcrawler hanging from a strike indicator -- all on 2# fluorocarbon.

                              I've also found beaver pond fishing more productive when I keep my profile low or disguise my silhouette in the bushes and step lightly. I've had luck approaching really big dams from the downstream side and casting over the dam while keeping my head below the top of the dam. You snag all kinds of things doing that if you don't know the pond well, but occasionally you're well rewarded, tricking the wise, old monster of the pond into striking!! I once stuck my head up above the top of a dam (was about 5 or 6 feet high) too soon and watched a absolutely HUGE brookie (had to be approaching 20 inches which is nearly unheard of here in CO) turn from my gold SuperDuper he was following and slowly swim away into the darkness of the pond!!

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