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Blktailhunter
03-25-2009, 01:26 PM
Another great day at Del Valle. Fished from 630-1130. I fished with PaddlePaddle and my son trolling those gigantic black with black dot roostertails for 18 trout. *Very soft bite today with many missed hits. *The trout were on the surface to 15'. *The weather was perfect and the algae not as bad as last week.

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Added a few big ones to this mess on the floor before we quit.

biggamehunter67
03-25-2009, 03:54 PM
nice job with thos fish...and nice hat.....GO * A'S

fishmaster
03-25-2009, 04:48 PM
Nice bunch of fish! Beautiful weather to be out in today. Good job.

EricJust
03-25-2009, 05:09 PM
Hey Brad,did those rooster tails have any feathers on em?Good job on the fish.

Backcountry
03-25-2009, 06:02 PM
Nice work...am thinking of taking a shot at them tomorrow but am thinking am I the only one who's confused re: all the talk about spinners and rooster tails?

I've never gotten anything [trolling] with those up there!

-Backcountry

Blktailhunter
03-25-2009, 06:18 PM
Eric, *By the time we were done the roostertails didn't *have any feathers left on them. *;D

The biggest today weighed 7-0 lbs, 6-13, 6-1, 5-6 and several in the three lb range.

Backcountry... *Roostertails...AKA grubs are the ticket right now. * Good luck tomorrow.

Backcountry
03-25-2009, 06:24 PM
Blktailhunter - kinda figured as much, but after getting skunked (last Saturday pulling rooster tails ;)) for the first time in as long as I can remember - had to ask.

Thank you for the reply. Are you planning on pulling some of those shelton rigs when the striper bit kicks in...have got mine tweaked a bit and they worked real well last spring / summer.

Hope to see you up there.

-Backcountry

Blktailhunter
03-25-2009, 06:31 PM
BC... I am.... assuming I am still in the area. Put the house on the market and am planning to move up north to Washington. But who knows how this market is going to go.

dinos marine
03-25-2009, 07:51 PM
so are the rooster tails otw? if so, how deep? and what color? thinking of heading out next week sometime. ive never gone there in ages....

paddle
03-26-2009, 11:59 AM
Had a little difficulty launching when the boat would not release from the trailer. *Odd, boat fenders just under water, hit the brakes and release?, no...back up a little more hit the brake again , still no release. *Should have slid right off? *Don't make me get out of this truck! *Yea Brad, *it's that strap thing attached to the winch, attached to the snap hook, attached to the bow eye. *Luckily, it was dark and no one else was around, so your boo-boo is safe with me. *
A great day on the water. *The lad had to be our good luck charm. *First time I can recall that he didn't take a nap...not even in the truck on the way home!

fishing_man
03-27-2009, 11:51 AM
Can you use a 2 stroke motor at Del Valle?

Dro510
03-27-2009, 12:25 PM
Yes u can fishingman, I have 2stroke on my boat and I go to del valle.. Jus make sure your boat is completely dry.

fishing_man
03-27-2009, 03:13 PM
Thank you ElDRro



F_M

paddle
03-27-2009, 05:18 PM
Fishing man a two stroke is fine. *A four stroke is better...less smoke and vibration, and better mpg. *However, if you are trolling, nothing beats an electric trolling motor at small lakes like DelValle. *Best investment I ever made. *The gas motor gets you to the fishing spot and the electric let's you troll in stealth mode...no noise, no vibration. *And yes, there are a percentage of fish that get spooked by my 4 stroke's noise and vibration. * Equally important, my outboard trolls at 2.5 mph minimum. *Way too fast for DelValle trout. *Blktailhunter will tell you that the three other boats that were trolling in our general vicinity via their gas outboards did not fare as well.

fishing_man
03-27-2009, 07:36 PM
We have a trolling motor too its just that wanted to know if the 2 stroke was allowed to get to the fishing spots




F_M

raider_naytion
03-28-2009, 02:34 AM
great report, great pics.....GO A's!