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My wife and i are going to Boyd on Monday to try for trout. Does anyone know if they are going? I doubt it because it's still hot, but maybe someone knows something I don't?
 

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I fish regularly for trout out of Boyd, and keep them, because my wife has a heart condition and the doctor told her to always eat fish and no other meat. So I decided to keep the trout because they are stocked and very plentiful, and always release the bass, catfish, and other fish.

I have been getting limits of nice sized 'bows (16-18 in.) out of Boyd all summer up through August. Any time I went out, no problem. Then in September they disappeared and I haven't found them again. And I'm pretty sure my wife didn't eat them all. :) I suspect they must have gone into the deeper middle of the south half of the lake (40-50 ft) because they are not anywhere I can reach from shore. I have caught 2 or 3 from the pump house area on the southwest shore, but this is only a tiny fraction of what was there earlier in the year.

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What did you catch them on? Typical baits like power bait and salmon eggs? I'm really disappointed that my wife missed the action. She really loves trout. I still have the directions you posted earlier on how to get to the pumphouse. I'll head out there Monday and try it. Maybe I will see you!
 

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Maybe I'll get out there Monday, just to shake the hand of a fellow fisherman if nothing else. :) Powerbait and salmon eggs should be OK. They just love night crawlers. Lure-wise I have had luck with Buck-Shot spoons (Northland Tackle Co.) and Daredevle spoons, and I have seen another guy take some with Kastmasters although they didn't work for me.

There are some decent catfish at that spot, too. I saw a guy take three 7-lb. cats in about an hour fishing with night crawlers.

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id look for the deep spot with the surface temps of summer i bet they headed for the cool depths
 

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id look for the deep spot with the surface temps of summer i bet they headed for the cool depths
I think you must be right, unfortunately I would need a boat to prove it. In a fit of misguided parental generosity, I gave my fishing boat and motor to my son last year so he could take his kid fishing oftener, so now I am stuck on shore until I can pick up another boat. :mad:

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We've caught trout pretty consistently in 28-36ft all summer. And your right they've been pretty good size. Mainly jigging right off the bottom, looking for some eyes.
 
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I went out for a few hours early this morning (2-5) and caught 5 rainbows about 18-20 inches. I used minnows covered with glow in the dark paste. I was pretty surprised with the results.
 

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What is the primary forage base for Boyd...is it shad?
 
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