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First timer ever

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Category: Freshwater Fishing
Forum Name: Freshwater Fission
Forum Description: The place to discuss all matters related to freshwater fishing!
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Printed Date: 25 Apr 2024 at 6:46am


Topic: First timer ever
Posted By: cosmo
Subject: First timer ever
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2024 at 6:59pm
fishing today for trout on Lake Okareka now i m hooked so fishing off a boat  tried spinners and just ledger rigs for trout, NOTHING.... please advise what i need to do...keen on trolling and just general bottom fishing 

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i just want to go fishing..........amd ignore all my adult problems



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Posted By: Mc Tool
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2024 at 1:23pm
Without knowing the area  it a bit hard to say but generally . Find a place that the water is out of the sun , that looks fishy  and then start trying different lures , give it 20 mins and if no luck   change to a different type of lure .... like if a black/gold toby doesnt work  try a veltec or jensen insect spinner. Try 4 or 5  lures  and if no luck then find a different spot  and start again . I live on the Aparima river and by this process I arrived at a  black/gray  7gm jensen insect spinner  and that pretty much my "go to " .
We  are allowed to use baits here   and the ole green lipped mussel is king  ( followed closely by prawns or salted squid  ). Now I know this aint that sporting  coz its damn near guaranteed  , so its handy if I have made rash promises of a trout dinner  to a neibough , or if I just want to know if there are fish there , aint so bad in a river coz I can see them  but could be handy on a lake .
 Soft baits are good too ...... and do add a bit of secret sauce  or some other stinky stuff .
 Go figure  4" nuclear chicken paddle tail works really well   which is weird    coz when did a trout ever see anything like that ..... or mussels .
perseverance Smile   


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I wish I was young again .... Id be heaps smarter than this time


Posted By: cosmo
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2024 at 5:55pm
cheers will take that advise on board

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i just want to go fishing..........amd ignore all my adult problems



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