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TroutGhost
01-23-2012, 10:21 AM
I was at a bait shop the other day and saw a seven or eight inch lure and thought it would be funny to drop that in and drag it behind a boat, see if a lunker would grab it. After all, trout have been known for chasing fish half their size. So the idea has some merit. The largest I've caught a trout with was about 3.5 inches.

What is the biggest lure you ever caught a trout with?

Jfitalia
01-23-2012, 10:49 AM
ive trolled 6inch finese worms at amador for big trout. you rig them just like you do a grub

AnglingWes
01-23-2012, 10:57 AM
A 7lb Bass.

I caught a big bass with a 10" trout sticking out of its throat. Does that count?

bigdaddy68768
01-23-2012, 11:10 AM
If the water supports the fish, those big lures will come in handy for big fish. But on a side note, I once found a 5/0 plastic worm hook, a 5" fluke and a 4" plastic worm in a 12" stocker's stomach, and it ate my buddy's bait! I have found 4 and 5" senkos in some other trout. Those j-9 through 13 rapalas have their place, especially for large brown and lake trout, and I know of a couple lakes in colorado where the standard minnow size to use is 8"!

Mako
01-23-2012, 12:00 PM
9 " Lyman lures and 7" trophy sticks

Koke Machine83
01-23-2012, 02:55 PM
Caught this 14 pounder at Camanche on a F-13 Rapala @ 3.5 GPS

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh2/kokemachine/022308010_Resize-1.jpg

Robbie

Jfitalia
01-23-2012, 03:09 PM
caught this 14 pounder at camanche on a f-13 rapala @ 3.5 gps

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh2/kokemachine/022308010_resize-1.jpg

robbie


big bait = big fish!

americainR_guy
01-23-2012, 03:58 PM
The two biggest lures I have in my box. You don't need big lures to catch big fish but if you want to keep the little ones off, the bigger lures is the best way to go, but those little guys sometimes have little guy syndrome and try to bite more then that they can chew!

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/170/ptdc1042xb.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/ptdc1042xb.jpg/)

Both these lures have seen many BIG trout at lakes like Bowman, Salt Springs, Boca, Bear River Res, Fauchurie and Hell Hole.


TOP:
Rago's Taimen Tamer. Dives about 16 ft. I've had this lure about 2 years and the paint and lip are still holding up perfectly and it catches fish! I even got a few videos of it. Heres a 4# brown.
BOWMAN LAKE Brown trout, - YouTube (http://youtu.be/W1VNcshJeCU)


BOTTOM:
Bettencourt Assassin is great! Swims like no other! It is a bit beaten up from hitting the bottom. It has been in many trout mouths! I have had this lure 5 years!!!

But remember quality fish don't need BIG lures! Here is another video from Salt Springs a 4# Cutt.
http://youtu.be/Xtm64buATxE

Just my thoughts. :-)

troutsavvy
01-23-2012, 05:21 PM
I think it goes without saying that a big trout can hit a big lure. What cracks me up is how often I will be running a 6 or 7 inch rapala for macks, let the line out a couple hundred feet and have a 12" trout hit it before I drop the downrigger weight. These are fish with big egos!

tinytrout
01-24-2012, 04:32 PM
Caught a 12lb Mack at Hell Hole on a 6in Mega swim bait. The Mack had a tail sticking out of his mouth when I got him in. When I pulled it out it was a 14in Koke. What a Pig. I also caught a 24lb Mack at bucks lake on the same lure.
Tiny

finsane
01-24-2012, 08:21 PM
I think it goes without saying that a big trout can hit a big lure. What cracks me up is how often I will be running a 6 or 7 inch rapala for macks, let the line out a couple hundred feet and have a 12" trout hit it before I drop the downrigger weight. These are fish with big egos!


Second that

Jetspray
01-24-2012, 08:56 PM
9 " Lyman lures and 7" trophy sticks

These are good sizes when fishing Pyramid, also large lures in apex with eyes:pig::).......Jetspray

OakieAngler
01-31-2012, 06:23 AM
Not the biggest but my most productive big trout lure is my homemade 5" Chucker T replica. Great for trolling fast and going after those browns and will still get a wide darting action down around 1.5 mph.