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I will tell you how to do it, but not where!

I can not wait to get up to the high country and start a new trout season! The really big trout eat small fry. Copy these with a size five Rapala at both ends of the day, and you have a winning combination for some big fish. I hook'em and cook'em! Don't worry bass boys. I only fish for what we can eat. The last big fish would'nt fit in my Lodge frying pan. Next time I will cut it in half. It looked and tasted like salmon. Should I try that tactical rolling around stuff when I sneak up on a creek?



high altitudanly yours,

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Rapala's are some of my favorite lures. Another thing that works for Big trout in some places is soft plastics that mimic crayfish, I have caught big brown trout in the Truckee river with said soft plastics and with Rapala's. Only thing I hate using Rapala's is the price and I loose a few every trip!
 

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you guys and yer silly "trouts"...
I use live baits the size of a respectable stream run rainbow trout :p

just yanking on ya :lol:

but seriously in my neck of the woods the Opelu (mackerel scad) we sabiki for and use as live bait are about 13" long and weigh at least a pound.

I agree on Rapalas tho - the largest sized Rapala magnum on a wire leader towed behind my Kayak under sail is good Wahoo and Tuna medicine.

they get destroyed after 2-3 good wahoo strikes though.
 

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Rapala's are some of my favorite lures. Another thing that works for Big trout in some places is soft plastics that mimic crayfish, I have caught big brown trout in the Truckee river with said soft plastics and with Rapala's. Only thing I hate using Rapala's is the price and I loose a few every trip!
you know Rebel made a pretty good small shallow running crawdad crank bait back in the day - allot cheaper than a rapala. maybe they still make em?
 

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I'm set up with all the salt water gear, too. I've caught a lot of albacore, yellowfin and yellowtail on Rapalas and feathers. The problem is after buying the live bait and paying for half the boat fuel, I could do a week trip to the Sierras for the same money. I count myself lucky that my buddy sold his boat recently!

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fishslayerbob
 

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That's why I run a kayak, runs on redbull, wheat thins, powerbars and beef jerky :lol:

I can't afford a powerboat, let alone the fuel for one.

I use damashi/sabiki rigs to make my own bait (on light tackle they provide quite a bit of amusement... unless something big comes by and crashes em' before I can get the bait in the boat)

from what i hear the so cal boys do pretty good on yellow tail and rock fish in the kayaks.

I do miss fishing fresh water though - Smallmouth in Lake Tulloch, Largemouth bass at berryessa.

maui has no freshwater fishery to speak of -Oahu has largemouth, cats, and Peacock bass (one of these days I wanna shot at one of those) in a few small lakes - but maui got nuthin'
 

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someone said "creek" ??
welcome to Gods-Country !




here it's squirrel tail Mepps or various Rooster Tails.......sized 00-2
for "Mountain Trout" (Red Eyed, & Rock Bass) and the 500 various specie of Bream we have.
 
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