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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!
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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.
 
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green tubes were my go to lure for the first two months of quincy and all i caught was trout
 

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That happens to me all the time. Was fishing for muskie at Quincy and kept catching bass on a huge flatfish. Also when fishing for cats, I always catch them dang carp. Seems like I have a huge catfish on only to find out it is just a carp.
 

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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!
Hammer
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.
 

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"thats aurora res for ya.
good fishery,rarely get skunked.no matter what ya get.'

Piker, are u serious? It seem I, and several others, always have a tough time at Aurora.

If u are serious what do we need to be doing?
Thanks,
 
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