Author Archives: fishing thoughts

Berkley Powerbait Worms and Mice Tails for Trout Fishing

It’s one thing when one of us is using a particular bait, color, or scent to dial in on Mr. Trout.  Lately, me and my fishing buddies are all using Power Worms (PW) and Mice Tails to catch Mr. Trout with greater … Continue reading

Posted in Berkley Powerbait worm, Trout, Trout Bait, Trout Fishing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Crowley Lake – June 2013

I spend more time fishing than writing, but I wanted to provide a quick update on Lake Crowley as things are different this year.  The lake’s water level is down 20 feet and it has changed the fishing dynamics from … Continue reading

Posted in Trout Fishing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Corona Lake Fishing Report – November 2011

I thought I’d give you glimpse of an e-mail report between us fishermen that happen all the time.  In any strategic battle – information is key.   Here’s a real data stream from my long time fishing friend who is scouting … Continue reading

Posted in Sarl Fishing Report | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Velveeta Cheese for Bait. Weapon of Choice?

It’s rare when I don’t pack some Velveeta when I go trout fishing.  Why?  It’s one of my weapons of choice against Mr. Trout.  There have been times when Velveeta has outfished everything else in my tackle box.   I was … Continue reading

Posted in Trout Bait | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Thinking about making your own Powerbait or Trout Bait?

I’ve made my own bait concoctions over the years as it’s sort of like making the next better mousetrap.  Why should it be so hard?  It’s just fish food and you can look up all kinds of recipes online.  Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Trout Bait | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Trout Fishing – Deep or Shallow?

Using fish finders and by sight I have been able to clearly see at what depth the trout are to be found in lakes.  From shore we use Cedric’s portable unit that has a castable transducer that enables us to … Continue reading

Posted in Trout Fishing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Looking Inside the Trout’s Stomach

Yup, I’m a curious but practical trout fisherman.  So, I used to frequently dissect trout stomachs to find out what they are feeding on.  Remember when you took biology and thought it was a waste of time? After looking at … Continue reading

Posted in Trout | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Powerbait Setup for Trout

Pictured below is the basic Powerbait (PB) fishing setup that I normally start with. Most of the time I just put just enough powerbait to cover the treble hook in a ball shape.  I’ll get more into PB shapes and … Continue reading

Posted in Trout Fishing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Trout – Do they have a preference for water temperature or oxygenated water?

As the summer approaches I’m always thinking about how the warmer temperatures will affect trout fishing.  Rainbow trout are active in water temperatures around 59 degrees and like highly oxygenated water.  But what happens as the water becomes warmer as … Continue reading

Posted in Trout | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

SARL Fishing Report – April 23, 2011

I got to Santa Ana Rivers Lake at 5 am to wait for the lake to open at 6 am.   Met Big D over at La Palma Point which is located on the back right hand corner of the … Continue reading

Posted in Sarl Fishing Report | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment