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nate larson

Spinner Fishing for Trout

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nate larson

Hey everyone! This is my first time posting a message. I was just wondering if anyone has any tips on spinner fishing for trout, like color and size. I am also interested in other lures that have worked well for you. I usually fish in the Lanesboro/Preston area but i am also looking for new places to fish. Any information that you could give me would be much appreciated!
Thanks!!

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GullGuide

Nate,
Have not fished yet down in ur neck of the woods, but have done quit a bit up on the Straight River by Park Rapids.
I absolutely LOVE roostertails. 0 or 00 size in the white, grey or black colors, depending on the sky conditions. I try to work up-stream whenever possible so as not to disturb the fish with silt that might get kicked up.
I also work deep cuts and log jams over well. If you don't get snagged, you're not in deep enough smile.gif Just as with fly fishing, let the current sweep your lure along the bank and jams.
Anyways, Good luck
GullGuide
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DARK30

WELCOME NATE!
I FISH THAT AREA TOO,ITS GREAT. I DONT USE SPINNERS BUT THE GUY IN PRESTON AT THE STATION ACROSS FROM THE BOWLING ALLEY WILL PUT YOU ON THE GOOD ONES. I USE RAPALAS AND MISTER TWISTERS. A BUDDY OF MINE DOES GOOD ON TINSEL JIGS -- ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIMING,PRESENTATION, AND C&R. EVER FISH AROUND HIDDEN VALLEY CAMPGROUND?

GULLGUIDE, TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE STRAIT, LIKE HOW BIG IS IT AND HOW EASY IS IT TO WADE. I'VE WANTED TO CHECK THAT OUT SOMETIME.
WET NETS!

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J.A.Say.Tree

Welcome Nate!

Unfortunately it doesn't look too good for trout opener... we had too much rain yesterday, and it will be difficult to find ANY fishable water by Saturday morning.

When you are able to get out and do some spin fishing, I recommend roostertails as well. I like the 1/8 ounce, and the only colors I need are black and white.

But when I'm serious & am fishing "big water," I launch only with either a no. 2 mepps with a gold blade/bucktail or a no. 11 original floating rapala. You certainly won't catch as many, but the ones you do will make your wait between fish worth while.

Give it a try the next time your down on the Root.... which hopefully is before May!!!

JA

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Jim W

Helloooo Nate!

The more the merrier! All you have heard about spin fishing so far is true. Key couple of factors to keep in mind is line test and weight of your spinner(what ever brand you choose).
Don't think that using 8lb. with a 1/16 oz. spinner will work, it won't. Casting is much smoother when you don't have to "whip" your rod. If you are using 6lb.(that is what I usually use for trout and bass) I wouldn't go below a 1/8 oz. However if you are using 1-4lb. test I wouldn't go much beyond the 1/8oz. Plus, the length of your rod should match as well. If you have more questions, stop down to Trout day at Forestville State PArk on the 28th! Keep the rods bendin'!!!
Jim W

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nate larson

Thanks everyone for all your help! It is so nice to have a place where you can talk to intelligent people about this sort of thing. Personally I have always had the best luck with blue fox vibrax spinners, i find that they have a good vibration and they don't spin up your line. But after hearing everyone else I am going to buy some bigger spinners and rapalas in hopes of catching some lunkers.

I am thinking about going to trout day on the 28th and I was just wondering if we have to pay to get into the park? Also, do I need to bring a grill? Or are there grills there to use? Any information on this would be most appreciated.

Thanks again!
And I hope to see you all soon.

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Jim W

Hey Nate!

I think some times passion somehow transfers into intelligence? Any way, unfortunately you will have to pay for a park pass($4). I tried getting a deal from the park and the only deal they have is half off the first 10 vehicles. Since there is no way to know for sure just how many vehicles will be there, limits this option. The park pass is a good way to donate funds to the state park.
They do have grill grates, but if you have your own grill feel free to bring it along. I know I'll be hungry sometime during the day. Maybe we can talk a few of you guys to catch us our lunch?(jk) I look forward to meeting and talking about fishing with everyone!

Bring some photos of fish if you want! Jim W

[This message has been edited by Jim W (edited 04-19-2001).]

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uffdapete

Hi Nate,
It's good to see the younger generation fired up about fishing.

Wow, you leaned on those carp chasers pretty hard! That's all right, they're big boys - they can probably take it.

I think you'll find the $4 park fee well spent by getting to spend time with people who've spent quite a bit of time on the water in SE MN.

I've never had much success with spinners myself, and am hoping to pick up some tips to expand my alternatives by talking to some of the guys like Jim W., you and others. I have done well with other techniques that I'd be more than willing to share there.

Hope to see you there.


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