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Catching super smart trout

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There is a spot I’ve been fishing for about a month and a half and there is a little pool that’s maybe 6 feet wide and 2-3 feet deep with a bunch of nice fish in them and have been catching them. About 2 weeks ago I went there and the fish wouldn’t even take a 22 zebra midge. I threw the box at them and nothing. Last time I was there before I left I slowly walked up and could see maybe 5 fish still sitting there so I know they’re in there! And tips would be awesome thanks!!

Posted on: 6/13 22:44


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Fish downstream- assuming the can’t see you.

Fish in low light - early morning , late evening, when
its raining and the water is a little stained.

Posted on: 6/14 6:28
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Quote:

acristickid wrote:
Fish downstream- assuming the can’t see you.

Fish in low light - early morning , late evening, when
its raining and the water is a little stained.


Good advice. ^

Sometimes fish simply won't eat, even if you throw everything at them.

Posted on: 6/14 8:42


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You said you've been fishing there - and catching them - for a month and a half.
Don't know how many times that would be.
But if you have been catching the same fish multiple times, they definitely start to wise up a bit. And get tougher to catch.

Personally, I don't care to pound the same hole over and over. Partly because of what you've been experiencing.
And there are just so many other places to fish!

Posted on: 6/14 9:42


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"Super-smart" trout is an oxymoron.

Posted on: 6/14 10:25
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I agree with dryflyguy. They are wising up to being caught.

Posted on: 6/14 10:52
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Thanks guys! I’ve noticed they started take flies but so quick that I cant really tell if I have a strike. I’ve been fishing it with a dry-dropper rig about 18 inches of tippet on my dropper. Sometimes it will be A tiny twitch on my dry that tells me a fish got my nymph

Posted on: 6/14 13:48


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JackM wrote:
"Super-smart" trout is an oxymoron.


Exactly.

Posted on: 6/15 0:31
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LOL! I heard they are wising up and thought ,"Elmer Fudd." (Old guys might get that)I used to fish a low clear stretch and did well with an ant on a dropper on 6 or 7x. Needed an indicator (or dry) to facilitate a drift. The takes were so light you had to watch the fish and tighten up anytime there was suspicious movement. Spooked a few, but caught a pretty fair no. like that.

Posted on: 8/29 16:44


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Those spooky and highly intelligent fish aren’t trout, they’re Fallfish.

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Super smart trout, like unicorns and Bigfoot, can't be caught.

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