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Fish: Rainbow Trout

PowerBait question

Post By: malty falcon      Posted: 7/20/2020 6:00:20 PM     Points: 6858    
I'm mostly a flyfisherman in South Park, but I'm taking a really old dude fishing on Wednesday. He just wants to get out of the house and hopefully land something tasty.

Question is what bait works well in the middle of Elevenmile or Antero? I know about worms and Powerbait from shore, but haven't tried either away from shore. Should we rig one of these baits below a bobber, or try to get it down closer to the bottom? He can drift it with weights a foot above the bottom, or use a simple slip bobber, but what else will help Jim get something?

Thanks in advance!
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Jul. 20, 9:40:10 PM     Points: 3409    
Try a Carolina rig with a slip weight above a double barrel swivel and an 18in. Leader to the hook and use floating power bait .
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Jul. 21, 3:00:41 AM     Points: 25117    
I would suggest to let your fish finder tell you what setup to use. You can fish it on a c rig or a slip bobber rig. Choose which one based on where the fish are in the water column . And from talking to the pb guys ( Intend to yak with all the fishermen out there ) they all carry chartreuse and some shade of red PB with them. From me experience fishing around that area. I know that pink and orange are good lure choice colors. If I had to pick 2 for the mile. It would be char. and org.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Jul. 21, 10:49:44 AM     Points: 5238    
Try Garlic power eggs.
 Reply by: jdavis      Posted: Jul. 21, 10:55:51 AM     Points: 118    
If you are fishing for meat the c-rig is great. You will almost certainly gut hook the fish, fyi.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Jul. 21, 11:47:05 AM     Points: 14643    
Are you fishing from shore or boat? Hanging a worm from a bobber should find a fish or two. Play with depth until they tell ya. I heard of a way to c-rig but with a fly bobber full of water. It gets down to the bottom but doesnít sink into the weeds. It supposed to sit on top of them. Iíve heard of guys using half a worm with a marshmallow in front of it. Used on a c-rig with a long leader. Supposed to work. I havenít fished for Trout for a long time but Iíve caught plenty like when I did bait fish for them.
One more simple way I used to use fish was just a swivel snap with a prerigged hook and an egg weight. Size 6 hook. Worm or bait caught plenty for me years ago.
 Reply by: Megalodon      Posted: Jul. 21, 1:04:39 PM     Points: 0    
Only have experience from the bank, but Powerbait flavors- Garlic, and Salmon Peach. Each on it's own or half and half just depends. Night crawler between 2 marshmallows to keep it afloat. All good baits that produce pretty consistently. Why not just shore fish?
 Reply by: SurfaceIron      Posted: Jul. 22, 2:56:39 PM     Points: 366    
Get a worm blower or syringe if you Carolina rig, used inflated half nightcrawler hooked once in the end, on a #10 Mosquito hook, with an 12" to 24" 4lb flouro leader and set your drag properly for the leader. The inflated crawler will float the light wire hook. Trout usually commit to the nightcrawler with a pretty voracious bite and are hooked in the jaw. With Powerbait they seem to suck on it until they finally swallow it, hence the gut hook. Besides it's messy and gets all over your gear.
If the fish are over the weeds or shallow, use half an uninflated crawler, hooked once through the tip, under a bobber on the same 4lb and tiny hook.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Jul. 23, 10:53:33 PM     Points: 14643    
Well howíd you guys do? Did ya try some bait dunking or drowned a worm or two?