We’ve been enjoying the milder than usual weather, as much as the fishing so far. Trout fishing has been very good as of late. MDC has supported the lake with above average trout, in addition to a great number of Brown Trout. I can’t say one thing in particular is working, you will need to be persistant and make sure that you have the bases covered on lures, and bait to ensure a successful trip. Spoons in Silver, Red Flash, Black flash and Red/Gold have worked well. Rapala CD 5 or 7 in Rainbow, Brown or Gold/Black Color,
Powerbait or Gulp in the usual Pink/White or Orange/Yellow combination seem to be some of the more popular combinations. In Jigs the Olive/Ginger/Red and the Black.
I’ve included a picture of a nice 7.5# Rainbow that was caught by Walter, of Florissant MO last weekend. It was good enough to win the tournament, and the big fish prize. He was fishing Powerbait on one of our Hillbilly Hand-Tied Drift Rigs… Good for all that he chose to release it after measuring and photographing it.
Don’t forget, all Missouri Licenses expired at the end of February, so don’t forget to renew yours, before fishing.