Anybody target the Green Trout ?

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Anybody target the Green Trout ?

Postby gillchaser » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:49 am

Anybody Target LM Bass specifically with their Ultralight spinning tackle? My first love is gills , but when I’m having trouble catching the gills , I can usually count on the old green trout to make the trip a success .
I like fishing 3” sticko’s or the front part of a trick worm and either fish it wacky style or Ned style . Both seem to work equally.
I usually use 4# line and a 1/32 or 1/16th jighead to keep the bait from twisting . If I go weightless, I’ll put a ball swivel about 14” in front of the hook .
Went this morning, had 9 hits , two jump releases , one wrapped underwater and broke off , one came unhooked underwater and I managed to bring 5 to be released. Lot of fun in 1 1/2 hours of fishing .
And yes , I use tie dyed shirts as my water camo :-) . Gillchaser
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Re: Anybody target the Green Trout ?

Postby LowRange » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:10 pm

I like throwing 1/8 oz 2" hardbaits like poppers and lipless cranks for green trout on pit ponds when the regular trout won't cooperate or aren't around. Even little dinks can be fun and put a good bend in an UL or L powered rod.

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Re: Anybody target the Green Trout ?

Postby Houndfish » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:25 pm

There is a little river I like to wade that is full of big Redbrested sunfish and small smallmouths. I usually just fish a Ned the entire time but a few times a year I bring a UL along instead and throw tiny cranks and worms. I really like little 3" trout worms wacky rigged on like a #6 or #4 circle hook. My favorite thing is to have a sunfish on the line and see a smallie swim up and try to steal the worm from it.

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Re: Anybody target the Green Trout ?

Postby AlgonquinFan » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:16 am

Yes, I’ve enjoyed catching some green trout (including this 3 pounder) from the Rideau Canal in Ottawa this summer using 1 ½ inch Berkley power nymphs on 1/16 oz VMC neon moon eye jig heads. Ultralight bassin’ is fun!

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Re: Anybody target the Green Trout ?

Postby AlgonquinFan » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:23 am

Have also been fishing the Ottawa River rapids in (you guessed it) Ottawa for ½-2 lb “gold trout” using the same lure combo.

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Re: Anybody target the Green Trout ?

Postby uljersey » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:15 am

There's one lake I fish that has a large variety of fish, it's my #1 UL body of water. Each cast could potentially land you a bass, perch, pickerel, big bluegill, crappie or trout. I guess I target fish instead of species :lol:

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Re: Anybody target the Green Trout ?

Postby earthworm77 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:27 am

uljersey wrote:There's one lake I fish that has a large variety of fish, it's my #1 UL body of water. Each cast could potentially land you a bass, perch, pickerel, big bluegill, crappie or trout. I guess I target fish instead of species :lol:



Those toothy ones can steal rare baits. ;)

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Re: Anybody target the Green Trout ?

Postby uljersey » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:42 pm

earthworm77 wrote:
uljersey wrote:There's one lake I fish that has a large variety of fish, it's my #1 UL body of water. Each cast could potentially land you a bass, perch, pickerel, big bluegill, crappie or trout. I guess I target fish instead of species :lol:



Those toothy ones can steal rare baits. ;)


True dat ](*,)

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Re: Anybody target the Green Trout ?

Postby earthworm77 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:56 am

I have you covered.


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