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Trailblazin

Christmas Lake Help....

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Trailblazin    0
Trailblazin

1) Is the access ramp free to the public? DNR site is confusing stating it is not free to the public, but when I drove by it, looks as if I can access there?
2) Rainbow Trout - Do I need a stamp for this lake? What is the possession linit?
I was thinking of bringing the kids out there. Are they easy to catch? What methods and areas are best here?

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To my best of knowledge the access if free and public. As for trout, I believe you don't need a stamp to fish for them but you do need one to keep them, not what the limit is but I think it's still 5 and only one over 16". if you do happen to hook into one on X-mas it will most likely be alot bigger then that. But as for how easy I haven't be able to hook into one out there yet. But as for sunnies and crappies the fishing should be good. Just remember it's a very clear lake and the fish can see you which might make it tougher to catch fish. It also has some nice bass and northerns too.

Good luck hope this helps

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Thanks. Never fished for Trout. What lures do they like? How deep do you fish fo them this time of year, etc...

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Hey Blazin
I was bass fishin that lake a couple of years ago and there were 2 teenage boys right at the landing and they each had two very nice 2-3 pound rainbows they were catching them on a bobber and wax worm I'm not kidding!! I was in total shock that these 2 kids were onto something that really works for that lake.It was a windy overcast day and they were catching them in abot 4-6' of water casting right out from the landing!!
They said that they had been catching them that way for a couple of years .I suppose they were trying for sunfish one day and started catching them on waxies!!
Strangest things we learn from people who are doing something we would think it would never work out HUH!!!
Tight lines all
Basswacker

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Trailblazin    0
Trailblazin

Thanks....Are Rainbow Trout tasty?

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You can catch them on Waxies, worms, salmon eggs, small raps, or inline spinners, Bobber, or bottom. A good way to go about trying to find them is to troll with raps or spinners. I've seen them caught, I've had them caught in my boat, but for some reason I haven't caught on there yet.
Now as for being tasty, they are one of my favorites. One of the easiest ways to cook them is to bake them at 350 for about 15mins, with a little seasoning salt, garlic powder, and slices of butter on top.

Man am I hungry now,
Thanks alot j/k
Good luck and tell us how you do

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Are we talking like 1/4 oz or smaller in line spinners>

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yep, I like Rooster tails, Vibrax and Mepps

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