Thursday, February 21, 2008

It's like they stocked it yesterday!

Yes, that's snow on the ground and a mid-day temperature of 28, but the ice was gone and there were seven people fishing Alexandria's Lake Cook on a Thursday. This was Feb 21, 2008 and the trout were restocked on schedule Feb 20.
One fellow had these four trout — the four he had kept of the 15 he caught in two hours, all close to 12 inches. Surprisingly, he was not using Powerbait. He was using a small Panther Martin spinner. Another person saw the spinner's success and started using his own but had only caught three. "He's really good!" he said of the fellow with the stringer, who had just left. "He showed me a lot."
So there is something to know about catching hatchery trout.