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#11381057 - 01/30/16 04:42 PM Rainbow Trout lure size?
BroIncarnate Offline
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Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 281
Loc: Austin, Texas
Hey guys!! So they stock little ponds in Texas with Rainbow Trout-- I've heard about power bait/power eggs, and what hooks to use, etc-- but what about rooster tails, mepps/panther martin spinnners, and kastmaster spoons? What size do you think I should use for these smaller 1 ft ish stocked trout? 1/4 oz? 1/8 oz?

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#11381088 - 01/30/16 05:07 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
1/16th or 1/8th ounce.

Also try a small jig head, 1/16th or 1/8th with a 2" black curl tail grub.

Size 5 Rapala lures also work quite well. Silver and black. The countdown series is my favorite.

Living in the Pacific northwest I did a lot of trout fishing. Lakes the grub/jig combo and Rapala were my goto lures.

Streams, 1/16 or 1/8 ounce Roostertail in the Skunk color.

If you're going to throw spinners switch the treble hook out for a size 10 or 8 siwash hook. http://www.sportco.com/store/pc/Gamakatsu-Siwash-Open-Eye-Hook-Nickel-Red-Size-10-8-0-771p66469.htm

If I were going to fish the Rapala lures now I would also switch treble hooks out for the Owner single hook replacements. Get the size 6. http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_Single_Replacement_Hook_X_Strong/descpage-OSRH.html
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#11381804 - 01/31/16 06:49 AM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
jugmaster Offline
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Loc: New Braunfels
The rebel craw fish lure is deadly!!! Get the small one and get a couple of colors
I like the light brown color.
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#11382124 - 01/31/16 11:22 AM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
cbag1 Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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Loc: New Braunfels
I had good luck with 1/16 oz rooster tails.

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#11382534 - 01/31/16 05:51 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
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I've had good luck with #0 and #1 Mepps and the 1/16 and 1/8 once rooster Tails. Went out Friday afternoon and hooked 9 or 10 Rainbow Trout, landed 4. I really need to get a net I can hook on to my waders.
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#11386858 - 02/02/16 02:18 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
BroIncarnate Offline
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Registered: 03/20/14
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Loc: Austin, Texas
I bought everything suggested!! When using 3/8 egg weight to swivel, what size swivel is appropriate? Size 12 is what is given in Shakespear's trout combo-- I use size 7 swivels when catfishing, should I use these 12 sized ones for trout with my 6lb test?

I also bought size 1 of the rapala, forgot you said size 5-- was going off how small the mepps/rooster tails are-- woopsie-- also i see the 1/8 oz countdown lures on amazon and they have 2 trebles, while this one has only 1--


Edited by BroIncarnate (02/02/16 02:23 PM)

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#11386925 - 02/02/16 02:44 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
That might be a 3. Didn't have them that small back when I was trout fishing.

Just checked. That's a size 1.


Edited by Streetwalker (02/02/16 02:45 PM)
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#11386994 - 02/02/16 03:03 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: Streetwalker]
BroIncarnate Offline
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Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 281
Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: Streetwalker
That might be a 3. Didn't have them that small back when I was trout fishing.

Just checked. That's a size 1.


Should I keep it, or return and up the size, ya think? pricey lure, this one :P These trout shouldn't be more than a foot long, but I am not 100% -- Bullfrog Pond in Austin, TX-- they stock it-


Edited by BroIncarnate (02/02/16 03:08 PM)

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#11387213 - 02/02/16 04:18 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
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Mash the barbs on the hooks down, it will make your life much easier. These are my go-to colors for trout. Go with 1/8 or 1/16 oz. Fish them slowly. Trout have excellent vision and can be very finicky.


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#11387228 - 02/02/16 04:24 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: Tallgrass05]
BroIncarnate Offline
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Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 281
Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: Tallgrass05
Mash the barbs on the hooks down, it will make your life much easier. These are my go-to colors for trout. Go with 1/8 or 1/16 oz. Fish them slowly. Trout have excellent vision and can be very finicky.



Do you swivel, or direct tie? I hear about line twisting hell smirk

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#11387247 - 02/02/16 04:32 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
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Loc: Kansas
I go minimalist and tie directly on, I figure the less for the trout to see the better. I also use forceps to get the hook out, those trout have small mouths. 4 lb line for a pond, nothing more than 6 lb line.

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#11387251 - 02/02/16 04:34 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1822
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Here is the trout lure size I prefer: roflmao




Edited by Flippin-Out (02/02/16 04:35 PM)

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#11387374 - 02/02/16 05:37 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: Flippin-Out]
BroIncarnate Offline
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Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 281
Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
Here is the trout lure size I prefer: roflmao




haha, what the heck is that thing used for!!!


Edited by BroIncarnate (02/02/16 05:39 PM)

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#11387456 - 02/02/16 06:15 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Gold super Duper Lures have worked the best for me catching trout! hooked Acadamey usually has them. thumb
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#11388093 - 02/02/16 11:13 PM Re: Rainbow Trout lure size? [Re: BroIncarnate]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1822
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: BroIncarnate
Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
Here is the trout lure size I prefer: roflmao




haha, what the heck is that thing used for!!!


It turns out that bass have also learned that trout are very tasty. They are the primary reason some bass in California get as large as they are - they are in lakes routinely stocked with (dumb) hatchery trout that make an easy/nutritious meal. A 5 pound bass will eat an 8 inch trout. Ten+ pound bass think nothing of a 10+ inch bait - be it trout or shiner, etc.

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