Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Bull Trout Tactics?
A couple of buddies and I are backpacking twenty-seven miles into the Bob Marshall at the end of this week. We're meeting the horses at the mouth of Gordon Creek, airing up the rafts and spending the following five days floating the South Fork of the Flathead.
Bull trout will be my focus, although I'm looking forward to catching the cutthroat as well. Having little experience with bulls, I'm unsure of exactly how to go about it. Those that I have caught incidentally in the past were on dead-drifted stonefly nymphs. Of course everyone that I ask suggests that I fish BIG streamers. Is that all there is to it? I've also heard suggestions ranging from huge San Juans, to Bitch Creeks, to dead-drifted streamers.
For those of you with experience fishing to pre-spawn bull trout in rivers, what would you recommend?
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