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atk-74m11
12-08-2006, 08:29 PM
I went ot th campbell perc ponds and had trouble hooking a number of trout. I fished in the secondand I used a very very small rad hook with a chunk of nightcrawler. They seemed to only bite the big chunks and didn't go after the little ones. I left my rod down with the bell and got constant bites. I never managed to hook any but I did catch one on a different method :-/. Any advice?

Trout_Terminator
12-08-2006, 08:52 PM
Your problem is the "rad" hooks, they just dont work *;). try using strait shanks, and float the worms off the bottom. also, i like to use a bobber between my 1st, and 2nd guide (notice the picture)
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/medium/PICT0190.JPG

When u get a bite, the bobber goes up...
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/medium/PICT0191.JPG

remove the bobber, and set the hook. heres what the bobber looks like, and heres the rig that i would use (its just a barrel weight, and a swivel, but put like 2-4' on as a leader, and then use a stait shank hook, or a J hook)
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/medium/PICT0189.JPG
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/medium/PICT0186_edited.JPG

Oh, and no comments on the back ground *;) ;D. If you need anything else, let me know,

-TT

atk-74m11
12-08-2006, 09:02 PM
opps, I ment red****** But still, it wasn't a straight shank. I'll give that a try.......
P.S. doin' your physics homework i see ;)

xcybertrek
12-08-2006, 09:34 PM
They might be bluegill hitting those crawlers ... If you have a second rod stamp try throwing out good ol power bait out there with the set-up trout terminator suggested.

LD
12-09-2006, 09:41 AM
All good suggestions, and I would like to add one thing.
I used a paperclip instead of a hook on the bobber, to hang on your line, less chance of getting a hook stuck in your finger if you grab it in a hurry... :-[ yes, I have done it... :o
ok, thought of another, check your hooks to make sure they are sharp, when in doubt, dress them with a file or stone.
Good luck,
LD

atk-74m11
12-09-2006, 02:59 PM
I don't use a hook or paperclip. I just use a regular swivel. It's right in my tackle box and doesn't have any sharp edges :o

ratss427
12-09-2006, 04:37 PM
like lite drag said.MAKE SURE YOUR HOOKS ARE SHARP!even right out of the box,many hooks,especially inexpensive ones,can be too dull to properly hook fish.

Trout_Terminator
12-09-2006, 05:02 PM
All good suggestions, and I would like to add one thing.
I used a paperclip instead of a hook on the bobber, to hang on your line, less chance of getting a hook stuck in your finger if you grab it in a hurry... :-[ yes, I have done it... :o
ok, thought of another, check your hooks to make sure they are sharp, when in doubt, dress them with a file or stone.
Good luck,
LD


i forgot to mention to cut off the barb, and point on the hook ;)

gfishes
12-09-2006, 05:11 PM
I use one of those thin wire hooks that are used to put ornaments on a Christmas tree....I then put a piece of packing popcorn on it....works well.

LD
12-09-2006, 10:55 PM
i forgot to mention to cut off the barb, and point on the hook *;)
Oh...now he tells me... ;D

atavuss
12-10-2006, 07:21 AM
are the small bells they sell in tackle stores used for the same purpose as you guys are using the bobbers for?

LD
12-10-2006, 08:41 AM
are the small bells they sell in tackle stores used for the same purpose as you guys are using the bobbers for?
I would say so. If you tend to not watch your rod like me...that would be the ticket. I did learn the hard way, that you should put the bell on after you make your cast, the line can get fouled on the bell...
;D
I do like the bobber idea better myself, and I have learned to watch *it more closely, instead of the bikinis... ;)
LD

Trout_Terminator
12-10-2006, 10:00 AM
are the small bells they sell in tackle stores used for the same purpose as you guys are using the bobbers for?
I would say so. If you tend to not watch your rod like me...that would be the ticket. I did learn the hard way, that you should put the bell on after you make your cast, the line can get fouled on the bell...
;D
I do like the bobber idea better myself, and I have learned to watch *it more closely, instead of the bikinis... ;)
LD


to true... But you can always use this (http://www.fishalert.com/), when you have a bite, it beeps at you, its orriginally for catfish, but it can work for any species. This does the same thing, but is a little different (http://www.strikesensor.com/pages/Bank_Fishing.html). Check it out and tell us what you think ;)

namjagerungbengi
12-10-2006, 02:37 PM
Problem I have with using the egg-sinker bobber strike indicator method is that the trout tend to swallow the bait whole and get gut hooked. Because they swallow the bait then swim away, moving the bobber up the line. How do you guys decrease gut hooks using this method?

Trout_Terminator
12-10-2006, 03:30 PM
Problem I have with using the egg-sinker bobber strike indicator method is that the trout tend to swallow the bait whole and get gut hooked. *Because they swallow the bait then swim away, moving the bobber up the line. *How do you guys decrease gut hooks using this method?

dont use bait. bait is food, and they eat food. so if you dont really want to gut hook em, then you cant really use bait, so use castmasters, or any other lure.

atk-74m11
12-10-2006, 05:13 PM
What the terminator is saying is very true. If a trout has a lure in it's mouth, it will tatse it and know it's not food but will relize that after your set the hook. The first ever trout I have caught was 6 inches long. It swallowed the peice of nightcrwaler on my hook and i had to gut the ******* to get it out. I obviously couldn't throw the fish back so I had to keep it. If you practice catch and release, use fake lures.