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Old 04-07-2018, 08:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Plastics: worms, craws, tubes, etc. I strictly do catch and release so if those are going to potentially harm the fish I am catching i will plan to steer clear!
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If they aren't scented they should be ok. If a trout thinks it's food it will swallow it. If they get fooled into taking lures, flies etc they will try to spit it out and it will get caught on the lip.

Compared to other fish like bass, trout are not very tough. It doesn't take a whole lot to kill them. Even if they swim away after being caught they can and do die if not handled right.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Are all of the folks at the other fish site "scum", doesn't really add up?
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BlueJackets,
I too use the Rocket Launcher (Also called spinning rod.)when the fish aren't eating my Chicken Feathers. I've found over several years and many outings that spin fishing for me is best on the rivers. I have not fished a Colorado river that I haven't been successful on with one lure in particular.
The Vibrax minnow in Brown Trout colors. They make them in three sizes and all have worked well for me and very well on the Colorado, The Frying Pan, and the Arkansas.
http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/blue-...ductextensions
On the lakes, especially the South Park Lakes, which are fairly close by I prefer metal, things like Kastmaster, Thomas Bouyants and Daredevles, many of the plug type jerk baits work quite well also.
Hope this helps and good luck.
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Hey Whadley! Thanks for all the tips! I am planning to do some shopping at BPS when i head down to denver later this month for a flight home. Will be sure to check out those blue foxes. What do you usually run rod and real wise?

Pete- I appreciate the heads up and will be sure to watch how i am handling them!
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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BlueJackets,
On the rivers I normally use a 5' or 5' 6" U/L rod coupled to a 1000 size reel that I spool with 1# 4# braid. I don't use a tippet and it hasn't affected my catch rate or bite rate, no swivel, just a snap tied to the braid. On the South Park Lakes where the fish generally run large, 15"-25" is fairly common, I bump up to a 6' one piece rod with a fast tip and a 2500 size reel spooled with 2# 6# braid, same set up to the lure.
I find that crushing the barbs really helps releasing the fish especially with some of the larger plugs that have multiple trebles.
Tight lines,
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Slayer,
Are all of the folks at the other fish site "scum", doesn't really add up?
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Never said "ALL" of them are scum. just most of them including the owners---
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@Slayerfish. Never heard of a site called fish exploiter but to answer your question I suppose I have no way to prove I'm not from there.

@Whadleyco: Awesome thanks for the info! I had planned to probably go for a 5'6" so it would be easy to break down and put in my hiking pack!
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Never said "ALL" of them are scum. just most of them including the owners---
Including the owners - Yessir!
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I spent some time looking for this mystery website since coming back to the forum and wondering if that had anything to do with the decline here (thinking maybe people ventured elsewhere in my decade absence)

With that, I could only assume that the references were pertaining to FishExploiter.com

Kind of hard to determine from navigating the site what the big stink about it is? Seems like a decent place for info. Even saw Bernie on there, and made me think of my ice rod stashed someplace in the Upper Peninsula


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