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    Trout stocking

    I'm not much of a fisherman but this looks like it would be fun:

    Council Bluffs on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. 1,000 trout being stocked in Big Lake

    Spencer on Nov. 12 around noon 1,500 trout in Scharnberg Park Pond

    Fort Dodge on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. 1,500 trout in Moorland Pond

    Sioux City on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. 1,500 trout in Bacon Creek

    Ames on Nov. 18 at noon 2,200 trout in Ada Hayden

    Mason City on Nov. 23. at 11 a.m. 1,500 trout in Blue Pit



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    Not fun, too many people. Tried it last year.



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    Re: Trout stocking

    Its more fun when you're on the ice. The trout will swim in a big circle around the pond/lake, and about every 20-30 minutes everyone in one area has one on. Tough to get thru the hole sometimes, though.


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    If you want to catch a fish go after Muskie.



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    Re: Trout stocking

    They've been introducing trout to Ada Hayden for the pass 2-3 years. I caught a handful through the ice last winter.



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    Re: Trout stocking

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    They've been introducing trout to Ada Hayden for the pass 2-3 years. I caught a handful through the ice last winter.
    Plan on trying it this year, meant to try last year but spent most time at Big Creek. Last winter was just to easy to take my son and let him catch and release all the little 12 inch walleye that were stocked last fall at BC. Not the most exciting fishing for me except for some decent crappies and gills on occasion but it kept him excited the whole time.

    I'm assuming most mainly use small ice spoons like swedish pimples etc. for the trout?



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    Re: Trout stocking

    Speaking of trout fishing.. This weekend is shaping up to be an excellent fall fly fishing weekend!



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    Re: Trout stocking

    I've found that hatchery stocked trout really like those Berkley Power Eggs. I think they must look a lot like the pellets they feed them at the hatchery. Seem to outproduce anything for me for stockers.



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    Re: Trout stocking

    Berkley Power Bait (the paste) is also good, as are waxworms. Some people use minnows, but they're too much of a hassle for me. I have had luck with a Rapala ice minnow.


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    Re: Trout stocking

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    I've found that hatchery stocked trout really like those Berkley Power Eggs. I think they must look a lot like the pellets they feed them at the hatchery. Seem to outproduce anything for me for stockers.
    Do you just fish them on an ice jig.



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    Re: Trout stocking

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    Berkley Power Bait (the paste) is also good, as are waxworms. Some people use minnows, but they're too much of a hassle for me. I have had luck with a Rapala ice minnow.
    I have had great luck with the ice minnow for perch, walleye, and an occasional crappie or small northern. Will have to try them on the stockers if I get a chance this winter.



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    Re: Trout stocking

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Speaking of trout fishing.. This weekend is shaping up to be an excellent fall fly fishing weekend!
    You're absolutely right, wish I had time this fall to do some fishing. Planning on doing some fly fishing trips to SE Minnesota this winter and may do another winter trip out to Colorado. However we have baby number 3 coming in January so that may mean no late winter trips for me.



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    Re: Trout stocking

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    You're absolutely right, wish I had time this fall to do some fishing. Planning on doing some fly fishing trips to SE Minnesota this winter and may do another winter trip out to Colorado. However we have baby number 3 coming in January so that may mean no late winter trips for me.

    Did both SE Minnesota and Colorado this summer. It was my first time up to SE Minnesota. Fly fishing in a mountain lake all alone on a weekday might be one of my greatest memories.

    I also enjoyed fishing the Blue River in Oklahoma last Thanksgiving. Going down for OU football and staying for a few days of fly fishing is really tempting.



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    Re: Trout stocking

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Speaking of trout fishing.. This weekend is shaping up to be an excellent fall fly fishing weekend!
    How did you get into this? I've always wanted to learn but have no idea where to start.



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    Re: Trout stocking

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    Do you just fish them on an ice jig.
    The last time I was out (from shore, at a pretty small pond in KC area that is stocked in fall and spring) I just fished them with a tiny treble hook and a split shot. Used an ultra light and just cast it out and let it sink.

    I've always heard that stockers spend their first few days/weeks near the upper column on the water table feeding. So I think if you were in a deeper lake you'd want to keep the bait off the bottom.



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