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As I fish lakes more than streams for trout, I find myself getting frustrated and overly bored with my lure/baits of choice rath

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  • As I fish lakes more than streams for trout, I find myself getting frustrated and overly bored with my lure/baits of choice rath

    As I fish lakes more than streams for trout, I find myself getting frustrated and overly bored with my lure/baits of choice rather quickly, and continuously switch them out. When do you feel is a good time to keep trying a certain bait/lure or to call it quits and change, or even change spot as well? This is probably why my fishing stories are non-existent.

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    How are you fishing now and for what? Trolling for lakers or fishing for steelhead?

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      How are you fishing now and for what? Trolling for lakers or fishing for steelhead?

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      • #4
        I fish mostly bass and walleyes. If I feel my bait and presentation is appropriate I'll give a spot about half an hour before I move. I might use several different baits at a spot before I move though. The difference may be that I am fishing differing structural elements from spot to spot to try and get a pattern going. I don't think changing lures from time to time is a problem. You have to determine what is working on a given day.

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        • #5
          I do some trout fishing, but it's all on small streams, not lakes. I have two or three favorite spinners (I basically use spinners 100% of the time), and if none of them are working, it's probably going to be a slow day. I give each one at least two or three dozen casts before switching. On the small streams where I usually fish, I only give each hole or promising-looking stretch maybe a dozen casts before moving on or switching lures.

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          • #6
            You have to think like a trout----not like a bass or other gamefish. If you can't think like a trout, it is time to pack up and go home. Trout thoughts revolve around what is flying above the water.

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