Haha, early spring no matter what I threw I caught rainbows. So you are not alone. Usually if crawdads are part of the forage in a lake, rainbows will eat them too. SO fishing tubes may lead to a few rainbow catches here and there.
CROIKEY!!JohnnyO19 said:A buddy of mine fished there on Saturday. A ranger told them that someone caught a 14 pound walleye last week.
Not at all odd. Trout hit big baits all the time and regularly attack baitfish up to 1/3 their body length. I catch tons of trout way smaller than that on 4" plastics, 4" rapalas, and big spinners and spoons. Trout are just slobbering, pathetically aggressive predators.Hammer said:Fished Sunday morning in the back cove adjacent to the scuba beach. I actually went to fish for smallies with tube jigs. I was casting from my float tube towards the shore
without much luck. I dropped my tube jig straight down to check the depth and a 12 inch rainbow smacked it.
I thought a small rainbow hitting a 3 inch tube jig was odd.
Usually they don't go after bigger baits until the fall.
Seven rainbows later I was convinced it was not an accident. Am I alone or am I the only one who goes to a lake looking for a certain species and ends up catching something totally different? Oh well, had a great day anyway!