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Old 02-14-2018, 09:23 AM
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I didn’t see any ice at all except for the swimming area.
thanks, maybe ill get the boat out there this week.

what about Merrill Creek?
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:53 AM
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On that afternoon the remaining floating ice, pushed by the NW wind, piled up on the SE shore.

Exactly where I caught the most back in Nov. Did mange that 1 rainbow, another on & lost, just north of that iced in area.

Never see anyone back there. Occasionally, a hiker, mtn. biker,……….

Once, a boat angler was just off the eastern shore drifting towards me. He started yelling something, but I couldn’t hear due to the wind / distance. Finally, I heard him, “Your wading / splashing is scaring all the damn fish!!!” I couldn’t believe it. I just shook my head.

He was going nuts, just as he passed me, when I hooked up to nice rainbow that came flying out of the water.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:14 PM
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In Round Valley the rainbow trout are going to hold up in water that’s around 55 degrees. That’s a lot deeper in February than in November.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:23 PM
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How do you guys fish your powerbait there? SLip sinker near the bottom? Could never figure how to rig for power bait in the deeper water (usually use shiners on slip bobbers)
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:48 PM
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The majority of the salmonids in any lake of size that contains a schooling suspended food source such as Alewives, or bottom dwelling Scuds, will not stray far from the bait for long in mid winter... If that means the bait is staying deeper than say 70-80 feet, thats where most of the trout will be... If they are keying on herring they will be roaming close to the moving schools.. some fish seem to like Scuds better, especially some lakers, and they will tend to stay close to bottom where the scuds are.

Here in NY state, the trout are down 150+ feet all winter.. Some do come up shallow or near the surface, but most follow the bait, which is deep this time of year...bob

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