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#3292363 - 07/15/13 09:10 PM Trout question?
Damfishing
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I was fishing the caney fork river today. After not getting no fish. About to go back home. I just started casting some of my new lure to see how they look.
One of the lures I used was a topwater lure spook and on the first cast I got two bites. I'm almost certain it was a huge trout but I haven't ever seen or catched a trout on a topwater walk the dog lure. My question is do trout hit walk the dog topwater lures in the caney?
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#3292390 - 07/15/13 09:27 PM Re: Trout question? [Re: Damfishing]
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They hit big rapalas and clown colored smithwicks a whole lot better than spooks.
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#3292472 - 07/15/13 10:59 PM Re: Trout question? [Re: trealtree]
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Yea I know but I'm trying to say Do trout hit walk the dog topwater lures?
Thanks in advance

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#3292493 - 07/15/13 11:52 PM Re: Trout question? [Re: Damfishing]
stik
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sure they will
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#3292554 - 07/16/13 05:50 AM Re: Trout question? [Re: stik]
bigluresonly
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Yea, I have seen some big trout taken on floating frog baits.
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#3292561 - 07/16/13 06:30 AM Re: Trout question? [Re: Damfishing]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: Damfishing
Yea I know but I'm trying to say Do trout hit walk the dog topwater lures?
Thanks in advance


Walk the dog lures like spooks have a similar action to floating rapalas and/or stick baits worked slowly, so it seems logical that they might hit a spook on occasion.
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#3292741 - 07/16/13 09:47 AM Re: Trout question? [Re: trealtree]
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We all have our lures that we feel work best for big trout in the Caney. I have a buddy that fishes those BPS walk the dog lures for browns at night and does pretty well that way. Since you didn't see the fish, it might not have been a trout. Keep in mind there are some very large skipjack in those waters that can commonly be caught below the dam during generation. They're aggressive and will definitely hit a topwater. Could also have been a white bass or even a small striper (if it was a big one you would know haha).
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#3292756 - 07/16/13 09:57 AM Re: Trout question? [Re: MidTennFisher]
jakeway
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Don't forget the smallmouth. Last month I caught an 18" smallmouth on my fly rod while trout fishing. I'm sure that wasn't the only nor the biggest in the river.

I'm betting it was a striper though.
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#3293386 - 07/16/13 07:30 PM Re: Trout question? [Re: jakeway]
CATCHDAWG
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I'm gonna say with a spook, it was most likely white bass...
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#3294370 - 07/17/13 09:20 PM Re: Trout question? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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probably a big Brown...I was down Saturday and Stripe and Browns were hitting top water...
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