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Old 07-27-2019, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to catch finicky lake trout? Night crawlers didn’t work. Plus we can only bank fish. Hoping to catch some fish next time with kids. Thanks y’all!
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Most people use a lead head jig and plastic lure (twister tail or similar) and a small piece of sucker meat for flavor (available in the freezer at Sportsman's etc). But, you have to get your presentation to the fish. This time of year you are not going to find them near the bank; they like the deeper water. Get out there with a float tube or boat and you might have a chance. You can find them closer in to the bank in late fall or early spring.
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Any other possibilities with a long cast? I won’t be able to get on the water. Rooster tail, streamer? Anything...
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Drive the road on the south side of Granby back towards Arapahoe Bay. There you will find cliffs that go straight down into deep water. A kastmaster or other heavy spoon jigged deep in the rocks may work. Tough fishing from cliffs and lots of snags. However this is your best chance to catch a decent laker from shore right now.
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It's a lot easier to go after big trout in tailwaters.
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It's a lot easier to go after big trout in tailwaters.
No macs in tailwaters.

Tailwaters are full of snobby flailers-

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Yes, fortunately, there are no macs in tailwaters.

Does he want to catch big fish or stand on the bank and catch stockers?
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Thanks guys!
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Any other possibilities with a long cast? I won’t be able to get on the water. Rooster tail, streamer? Anything...



You have to have realistic expectations. The lake trout you are after are deep now and will be for the rest of the summer.



Lake trout are meat eaters and usually will not hit a fly. Although, they'll hit a hair jig. And you can get them to bite in reaction to a properly placed active lure like a rapala. So yeah, you could get lucky and maybe get a hit on a rooster tail or streamer, I guess, if you could get a good long cast maybe with a weight or something. But then you are going to get hung up on the bottom. You could get lucky, I'm not saying it could never happen. But your time could be better spent.



Consider a trip with Bernie at Granby. You and your kids will have a blast and you'll learn all you want about catching Lake trout.
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Thanks albow. That’s an appreciated informative answer. I may take a stroll down the river with the fly rod. The kids aren’t quite up for that though. We will be camping near the waters edge. I thought we could catch some there last time. But, not even a bite. I did hear fish jumping in the middle of the night. So, they’re there!
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