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Author Topic: Rainbows, shallow or deep?  (Read 301 times)

Phishead34

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Rainbows, shallow or deep?
« on: Jan 29, 2013, 06:52 PM »
Taking my dad out to Bow lake this upcoming Saturday, he has never caught a rainbow through the ice. I am typically a bass fisherman, I have had success fishing shallow for brookies in the past, but was wondering what a good depth for Rainbows would be, any info would be a big help! Really want to put the old man on some bows! Tight lines-

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Re: Rainbows, shallow or deep?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2013, 07:04 PM »
right under the ice...sandy bottom if possible.. i like to go shallow..but have caught them pretty deep..but still just under the ice.
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Re: Rainbows, shallow or deep?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2013, 07:09 PM »
Find a sandy or pea gravel bottom, in 2 to 6 ft of water depending on the clairity, near deep water
drill a row of hole about 6 ft apart, drop 2 or 3 salmon eggs down each hole
go fish deep for what ever, check these holes often, when eggs start disappearing it's time to set the traps
light line, a #8 or smaller hook, a couple of eggs, and set it on the bottom
Hope this helps good luck
http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Fishing/bathy_maps/bow_strafford.pdf

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Re: Rainbows, shallow or deep?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 29, 2013, 07:17 PM »
Also, look for aerated docks as rainbows love to eat them ;) some are better than others :) open up a shallow rainbow and see what it is that's in their bellies......hmmmmm

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Re: Rainbows, shallow or deep?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 29, 2013, 08:02 PM »
Thanks for the help guys, I actually did a little jigging/scouting this afternoon, found beach like sand spots about 5-8 feet deep I think I'll start there!

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Re: Rainbows, shallow or deep?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 29, 2013, 08:04 PM »
Thanks for the help guys, I actually did a little jigging/scouting this afternoon, found beach like sand spots about 5-8 feet deep I think I'll start there!


Good to hear! Just sent you a PM with another spot to try, btw. Good luck out there and let us know how you do!  ;)

 

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