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MdturekApril 19th, 2009, 4:36 pm
IL

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What is the best bait and methods to catch rainbows put into the local forest preserve lakes? Can you fly fish for these? What would I use? How can I find out what is currently hatching? Thanks!
GoofusBugApril 19th, 2009, 6:26 pm
Posts: 31The hatchery rainbows released into the forest preserve lake will respond to bright colored salmon egg patterns. Most of the anglers around you will be fishing with corn or velveeta cheese. The fish won't likely respond to classic wild trout patterns for a while, at least until they are fully used to relying on natural food sources. You might get lucky on a light-colored woolly bugger pattern.

That's my experience, FWIW
MdturekApril 21st, 2009, 5:12 am
IL

Posts: 3
Thanks for the posting

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