Do you guys use these? How about on the Ark? Which colors work best?
That was my thought. Stick to the trout colors with the rainbow at the top of the list.Pete u cant go wrong with rainbow trout color patterns where brown trout are concerned...also marabou jigs...plastics/gulp jigs...
The HD Trout are pretty light at 1/10oz. They're made to just run 2ft deep, but the Ark is pretty fast and it might be hard to get even 2ft except in the slow parts of the river. I was thinking of adding some weight to get them down.I've caught 1000's of brownies using CD Rapalas in rivers . They kinda suck now because they are made so shitty nose breaks or the lip comes off and they cost about $9. Super gluing the lips seems to help a little. Tried a few of the Dynamic jerkbaits wasn't a fan to light and they want to pop out of the water when you rip them in. Stick to carp, sucker or whitefish colors. I picked up some Smithwick jerkbaits. First appearance they seem to be much better quality. Going to drill a hole in a few and see if I can turn them into sinkers fill them with water or something then reseal.
The only size limit i've seen is lakers. I don't fish for them. When I reach my limit i'm done. Makes sense when i'm fishing for supper. When my hunting tag is filled i'm done too.What about the fish that you have to release for legal reasons?? (Already filled your limit, fish does not meet size restrictions, etc) :/
Comparing fishing to hunting is like apples to watermelons IMO There is no C&R when hunting ......
So far i've had no luck in finding it.Trout patterns for sure. Also, Rapala makes a line of BX lures that are money. The "Russian Assassin" that I have alluded to is a Brown Trout pattern that is only available outside the U.S. via Ebay is well worth the extra few bucks it costs to get it here. It has produced large fish constantly on any river I have used it on.
It looks pretty good. I'll give them a try. Thanks.Pete,
I spend most of my time on the South Park lakes now but whenever I river fish, mostly the Ark and the Pan, the only lure I really need is a Vibrax minnow in Brown Trout color.
Walmart as well as Bass Pro usually have them in stock, they are about $5 each and come in three sizes.
I have had 50+ fish 1/2 days on both the Ark and the Pan on this lure.
Pete, I'm pretty cheap when it comes to my fishing equipment. My tackle selection is minimal. And, I'm hard on my stuff. I've gone through four President reels..each lasting two to three years before developing problems. Now, I've been using Mitchell 308s for a couple of years and no problems at all. They're cheaper than a President. I also love my Berkley Lightning Rods. I use 6'6 medium power rods for just about everything. From trout, to bass, walleyes, crappies, cats and pike. I think they work great. I do have a heavier rod for swim baits, but seldom use it.
$39 bucks for a Lightning rod and $49 for a 308..IMO $88 bucks well spent.