Post By: bharper Posted: 10/20/2018 6:59:14 PMPoints: 197
Well hereís the best fish of the Colorado River trip yesterday caught by my friend Shaun. Heís like 6í2Ē so this 20Ē 2 3/4+ lb Brown doesnít look as big! He caught this as well as three 19Ē,a 18Ē,several 17Ē Browns,and a real fat 17Ē Bow that was 2 lbs! He ended up with over 20 fish! He caught all of his fish on a Rapala Countdown in the Hot Mustard Muddler Pattern.He caught most of them on a slow crank in and on the edge of the current! I ended up with19 on the Colorado catching most of mine on a Dynamic J-Spec Fire Craw! I had Rapala Countdown Hot Mustard Muddler but it was old and wasnít tracking right. I did try a few different Countdowns in a Brook Trout and Brown Trout but they wanted the chartreusse color and all I had was the Dynamic Fire Craw! They liked that chartreusse color especially with a slow crank! We only fished for 4-5 hours since we wanted to try a Reservoir for Pike but we only seen one 33-35Ē that twice wouldnít commit to a Jerkbait! The water was way down and fish activity was real slow so we left for home!
Reply by: skunkmaster Posted: 10/21/2018 8:20:49 AM Points: 1017
Way to bait & switch us with the double entendre, was expecting a bankside human conflict story. Congrats on some stellar jerks/tugs there, has me wondering why I keep handicapping myself with the long rod these days. Gorgeous colors on those fall-run browns.
Reply by: bharper Posted: 10/21/2018 9:18:47 AM Points: 197
Thx guys! I thought the title might get some people wondering especially if they didnít know how I mostly fish for Trout. I have caught most of my bigger Trout using 1/4 oz Marabou Hair Jigs! Iíll probably switch to the long rod when I get older? I like the action of moving and covering lots of water! I really like getting slammed hard having the fish come flying out of the water! I do lose more fish on the Jerkbait but truly love the action! ✌️