Welcome to aurora.com! Log in or Sign up to interact with the aurora community.

Trout Season - Opening Day 2014

Discussion in 'Trout Fishing' started by mlotziii, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. mlotziii

    mlotziii Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Opening day is almost here! Only six more days until it is legal to get a line wet.

    I've been getting all my gear cleaned up and ready for the day. I also am hoping to get some good video footage and ordered a few accessories for my GoPro camera.

    Looking to catch some nice rainbows. Any trout fishing tips you want to share?
     
  2. mlotziii

    mlotziii Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    opening-day.jpg Opening day went incredibly well. I went out a day ahead of the season opener with my GoPro camera mounted to a 9-foot fishing pole to scout some of the underwater structure and see what fish were holding in the unseen depths. This method proved very helpful as in 8 or 10 of the deep currents I inspected I found a few fish but in one of them I saw dozens and dozens of trout stacked up underneath some structure. This would be the trout hole I fished on opening day.

    At 5am, I was walking down the old railroad bed which now serves as a running and cycling trail. By 5:20am I was standing stream side waiting for the sun to come up. Once it was light enough to see to be able to cast along the underwater structure it was on.

    I started with corn kernels,... no bites.
    I switched to a whole nightcrawler,... a few small nibbles -- probably creek chubs.
    So I figured why not try powerbait? I've never used powerbait before so why not give it a try,... immediate strike and hooked trout.

    The rest of the morning was followed by hooking one trout after another. It was maybe 5-7 minutes between catches. My father and I quickly had 10 trout on a stringer and were headed back to our cars.

    While I was reeling in the fish I was able to catch some great video which I look forward to sharing soon.
     
  3. mlotziii

    mlotziii Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Here's a huge rainbow that was caught close by to where I was fishing. Didn't see any monsters like this where I was fishing but they are definitely there. http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/fishingreport/single.asp?ID=3873

    Last year I had a rainbow run my line out for a good 5 minute fight before it spit the hook and split-back at me. But that was what I get for trying to video while reeling in a monster.
     

Share This Page