We wanted to take a break from walleyes and try something different these past few days. We decided to focus our efforts on one of Minnesota's many stocked trout lakes. While we didn't catch any big fish on this particular outing, we did find some great action. We started out trolling small stick baits to rule out unproductive water and find active fish. We caught some long lining but setting the down-rigger between 12'-14' ft provided the most action. After landing several feisty rainbows off a wind blown point, we decided to anchor up and do a little finesse fishing. We set our slips 12' deep and fished Pautzke's atomic garlic fire bait. Just like walleyes we found these fish stacked up against this wind blown point. Most fish we hooked were air born making several leaps before being brought to hand. Stocked rainbows are an absolute blast on light tackle!
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~ Chuck Clark