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Chaddjurg

fishing tonight

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Well, tonight I am finally able to do some fishing. I was wondering if anyone could help me out on where could be some good spots to go (from Roch but willing to travel)? I was thinking about trying some trout fishing but I have never really caught any. I have tried many times but can't seem to find any fish. I printed off the trout stream maps off the DNR website and haven't ventured out too much. If anyone would care to give me any direction on where would be a good spot to catch (and release) some trout and also some ideas on what to use for bait (live/artificial). I have a lightweight crappie pole that I plan on using.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Chad

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Hey Chad

My honest advice is to pick one of the main streams (Whitewater, Root, Trout Run, etc), find some public land or an easement and do some walking - no one wants to give up 'spots'. My first five or more trout fishing trips were also skunks. If you find some accessable water on one of the streams I listed, eventually it will happen - you will catch some fish. Maybe not tonight but just keep going back. As far as what to use, live or artificial will both work. I don't want to start this topic again but catch and release with worms gets a little dicey. Plus, if you are planning on using live bait, make sure it is allowed on the stretch of stream you pick. Usually it is posted but I would check the book or the DNR website before you go. If you want to use artificials, I would recommend size 0 or 1 mepps spinners or a small to medium sized floating rapala. Like I said, some night it will happen - good luck!!

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Keep your chin up it will happen sooner or later. The best advice I can give you is if you think you have walked far enough walk a little further. It's always better around the next bend!! shocked.gif Good Luck!

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Alright Chad, Im curious... How'd it go???

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Well....here's my report....I didn't get to go fishing. I ended up having the chance to get my boys yesterday so I decided to spend the evening with them. So, I changed my schedule and plan on going out Wednesday now. Thanks for wondering though. I will let you know how it goes and if I catch anything, I will post some pictures.

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ok...I was able to go fishing a bit yesterday...4 solid hours of walking, hiking, wading, casting...and still no fish. I decided to go to a new place (Logan Creek); the water was very cold and I thought that it was great conditions for some trout, but they didn't think so. I saw very few fish and the ones that I did see were small. I guess I will just have to keep trying.

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