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Offline ford62783

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Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« on: Jan 10, 2021, 07:42 AM »
I've had my best luck with rosie reds for both fish Whats everyone else use

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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2021, 12:57 PM »
Velveeta cheese, corn and worms.

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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #2 on: Jan 12, 2021, 04:37 PM »
Meal worms on the JawJacker. Live smelt on tip up or dead stick. Shiners will work if no smelt.

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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2021, 10:08 PM »
I was told bight crawlers hammer trout on tip up has anyone else seen or heard this new to me

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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #4 on: Jan 13, 2021, 07:34 PM »
Night crawlers work well for Rainbows. I fish them just under the ice.

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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2021, 10:22 PM »
I've never tried night crawlers but I think I will this weekend

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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2021, 11:32 PM »
Cured skein eggs from summer salmon work great.
Raw shrimp is another good one on rainbows.
I'll often add scent oils to the shrimp.
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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #7 on: Jan 15, 2021, 04:31 AM »
crawlers have been a secret bait of mine for couple decades.  can you imagine a fish coming across a favorite food item it hasn't had in couple months!  one time in the late 80 early 90s, I went to a local lake.  i didn't have any shiners but I still had some crawlers in the fridge from fall.  so I was going to bait my flags with them till I caught tiny gills to use.  never needed the gills. lol  I even put a chunk on my hair jig I was using and was stroking them with that too!  a resident came walking out.  he must have been watching me kill the bass.  he had 3 flags out in front of his shoreline.  he got about 50 ft from me and asked the question.  yup,  what you using for bait?  I said crawlers(I was young n stupid).  he stopped and paused.  then he said aw bullspit and turned around and walked away. lol  he thought I was telling him a story.  ;D  all fish love crawlers period!
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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #8 on: Jan 15, 2021, 07:01 AM »
Fat heads on a Tip down :icefish:

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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #9 on: Jan 15, 2021, 07:03 AM »
A chunk of beaver tail flesh on a pink jig head. Works well for brookies too
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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #10 on: Jan 15, 2021, 10:02 AM »
When using night crawlers is a treble hook good to use

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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #11 on: Jan 15, 2021, 10:15 AM »
Mealworms and salmon eggs
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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #12 on: Jan 15, 2021, 10:40 AM »
I find the nightcrawlers are a little large I like to use a nice red worm on the jaw Jacker

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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #13 on: Jan 28, 2021, 09:40 AM »
Small to medium minnows in shallow near rocks for browns and over sandy bottoms for rainbows. Also if you have a bodies of water with smelt and its legal use smelt.
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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #14 on: Feb 10, 2021, 06:20 AM »
All I've ever really do is soft plastics.  It's either a swimbait or worm.
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Re: Whats your best bait for browns and rainbow
« Reply #15 on: Feb 10, 2021, 06:25 AM »
When using night crawlers is a treble hook good to use

Use a small #8-#12 single hook, thread a piece of worm on like you would a soft plastic on a jig head. Cover the hook with the worm, then cut the worm leaving almost no extra. This little piece of worm is all you need.

 



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