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Post by LDUBS » 20 May 2019, 22:42

Got three rainbow trout today including a 5.6 pounder. That is a personal best for me. Trolling 30' deep at 2.7mph. Caught the big one on a pink/orange Honeybee, which is a new lure to me. I had seen some videos showing the lure actions at various speeds. These can be trolled fast which fits my style of fishing. Last week I caught a 2.5 lb rainbow using a purple/pink Honeybee, so was kind of optimistic. Paid off.
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Post by hounddog » 21 May 2019, 10:20

Great job LDUBS! It's always fun to catch a PB!

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Post by Jim » 21 May 2019, 10:22

awesome sir! =D>
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Post by handyandy » 21 May 2019, 11:48

nice trout that should have put a good bend in the pole.

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Post by LDUBS » 21 May 2019, 12:23

handyandy wrote:
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nice trout that should have put a good bend in the pole.
As a matter of fact I caught it on a 7 1/2' fiberglass kokanee rod which is kid of like a noodle. It was a fun catch. Fish was airborne several times. Every time he jumped I was worried it was going to shake the hook. Took a while but I got him in the net.
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Post by handyandy » 21 May 2019, 12:38

sounds like a rush, I know when my wife and I were in montana on our honey moon last fall she caught a 22" brown in a lake we trolled I had never caught a larger trout before. Was a lot of fun at first it didn't fight much but when it got close enough to see the boat it took off drag zinging drag a few times. Same thing happened when I hooked into a decent rainbow around 20". The big ones fight pretty well.

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Post by richg99 » 21 May 2019, 17:51

Congratulations. Well done.

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Post by gnappi » 28 May 2019, 16:08

N-I-C-E!!!
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Post by ppine » 31 May 2019, 18:52

Way to go man. Looks like a rainbow hen.
I have been able to catch a lot of good rainbows, and tear up some equipment, but I have yet to break the 5 pound barrier.

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Post by LDUBS » 31 May 2019, 22:54

PPine, you been over to Lake Davis? Too far for me but I read somewhere it was bouncing back.

One thing for sure, there is plenty of water in the reservoirs.
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Post by shamoo » 06 Jun 2019, 23:24

LDUBS, That my friend is what I call a TROUT, Congratulations =D>
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Post by LDUBS » 12 Jun 2019, 11:09

Thanks! I'm going a little nuts because I haven't been able to get out as much as I would like. Too many house projects, etc getting in the way. Also the last few days have been 100+ deg's.

Early next week is looking good.
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Post by Buzzbait » 19 Jun 2019, 12:44

Now that's a stud! Heck of a catch right there...
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