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Surface (lure) fishing for trout.

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by Rod Bender, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Hi all
    Has anyone tried fishing for trout with lures on the surface? I have dabbled a bit with no luck. I found this video and they have a good session! Most likely in the Rubicon river.

    cheers
    Team Bender
    Trying to inspire myself!
     
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  2. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    It uase to work on some lakes after dark. Lake Pedder comes to mind.
    Cheers Pete
     
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  3. Charles1960

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    Check out some the mouse fishing videos on youtube, absolutely crazy action, surely some people fish with a lure rather than a fly although I can't find any info on it. It's something I'll experiment with when I get chance,your looking at an extra ten backs for a flocked lure if you can find one so I'll probably improvise something myself.
     
  4. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Charles; We haven't heard much from you. Good to have you joining in.
    Trout on surface lures? Why not? Have never tried it in one sense but using deer hair flies like muddlers in Eucumbene at night is a classic reason why it shouldn't be ignored. There's no real difference. Mudeye often travel on the surface at night.
    I have an exceptional DVD called Blue Moon on fishing 'mouse' flies in NZ. I have brought some back and they are commonly used over there, particularly fishing for big browns. Mice are quite a bit smaller than many yabbies our old browns catch. At the same time, I'm yet to see a mouse swimming. I'm told cod will eat parrots, why not trout and mice?
    What did you use at Pedder Pete?
    Noel
     
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  5. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    Noel sadly I never got to fish pedder in its hey day, not long married mortgage etc. By the time I got down there it was well past its heyday. But the Muddler fishing in Eucumbene was simply unreal, no place for light tippets, they just smashed them.
    Cheers Pete
     
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  6. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    When I think of using poppers for anything, I think of using them in slower flowing or still water, unlike the video. I think they may go well in the local channels.

    I have seen similar videos! You also reminded me of a lure I have...a LiveTarget mouse which looks something like this!
    LT mouse.jpg

    I have once! When the local river was in minor flood! Mousey had no choice...sink or swim!:cool:

    I have one more Megabass lure on order which didn't arrive. These smallish poppers which have an adjustable lip.
    Megabass.jpg
    cheers
    Team Bender
     
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  7. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Under those conditions we'd all do the same.
    You call them 'smallish'. How big is that really?
    Noel
     
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  8. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    And do they come with hooks?
     
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  9. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Around 90 mm...14 grams. And they do come with hooks!
     
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  10. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    I have always wondered why manufacturers pay so much attention to the colours etc on the top of poppers. No fish can ever see the top. Exclude flying fish.
    Noel
    Lures, designed to catch more fishers than fish
     
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  11. Charles1960

    Charles1960 Member

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    I can recall some massive mouse plagues out Wyangala during the eighties, unfortunately we never did think to fish the surface at night. I remember we had to pack up and go home once the mice were so bad. Heading down to the Vic High county week soon, I'll post a report when I get back.
     
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