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Uncle Bubba

Late trolling for Browns and Steelhead

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As the streams and near shore waters cool, the browns and rainbows move in. The browns move in to spawn around the end of deer season. The rainbows move in to spend the winter in the streams and spawn in the spring when the water temperatures reach 45 degrees and return to the lake. They feed on salmon eggs over the winter in the Pacific rivers.

 

 

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Troll less than 20' of water. There are a few guys out there still getting some action.

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Browns are not a suspended level fish. They orient to structure like the bottom. Where the thermocline and bottom intersect is the ideal area to troll for browns.

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i had some good action this afternoon trolling for browns.They seem to like spring favorites black and orange silver nk and wonderbread.5 ft down over 15 water temp was 52 degrees.Tomorrow looks decent also.no rain and light winds.

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My encounter yesterday was at fair haven. 40fow straight out and west temp 52 degrees, wonderbread. Only a few in close.

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A great view, the fish are suspended in the top twenty foot of the water column. This calls for side planers and diving plugs. Spoons off riggers work well there to avoid snagging the bottom.


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Don't forget small dipseys on 3 settings and short leadcores for targeting top 20 FOW.

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Thanks for the inspiration to get out there this afternoon. It was a slow pick at first as I tried to find the right depth and then it was on for the last hour and a half.

I went 12/13 on browns and 3/4 on small steelies. Half of the browns were nice fatties but nothing really big.

All bites were around 20fow, 5-10’ down. Same program as spring.


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50/50 sticks/spoons on the browns. All spoons on the bows. Black and orange mostly.

They were puking up a lot of small baitfish.

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After the gale winds of November, fishing in ten foot of water is side planers only and stick baits that float up off the bottom when you stop

for a snag or on inside turns.

Jet divers also float up instead of lead sinkers.

 

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