Stocked Trout not Biting!?

Trout, Redfin, Salmonoids, Carp etc
Post Reply
LachyBell
Rank: Garfish
Rank: Garfish
Posts: 85
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:30 am

Stocked Trout not Biting!?

Post by LachyBell » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:01 pm

We went down to Karkarook Park today that got stocked with 2000 Rainbow Trout earlier this week and from the moment we got there to the moment we left we would see schools of about 30 and fish would jump all over the lake 5m from the bank or in the middle of the lake but they wouldn’t take powerbait, maggots, grubs or worms. I only caught one little guy for the day any tips?



Remove these ads.

purple5ive
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 6458
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:59 pm
Has liked: 45 times
Likes received: 95 times

Re: Stocked Trout not Biting!?

Post by purple5ive » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:34 pm

The local Pensioners and white bucket brigade clean up all the fish before the kids have a chance to actually catch them..
Try some lures next time, a spinnerbait should do, available at Kmart.
Small Fish Specialist :-D :-D :-D

Expomnowcon
Rank: Banjo
Rank: Banjo
Posts: 33
Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 11:20 am
Has liked: 15 times
Likes received: 2 times

Re: Stocked Trout not Biting!?

Post by Expomnowcon » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:26 pm

They'll be stressed from the move/restocking and won't be feeding much/will be super wary for a few weeks mate

Fishomicko
Rank: Garfish
Rank: Garfish
Posts: 90
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:20 pm
Likes received: 3 times

Re: Stocked Trout not Biting!?

Post by Fishomicko » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:17 pm

Good bait for stocked trout is corn,dough or power bait if its clear water use the red power bait or muddy water use the orange one

dazz999
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 1212
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Likes received: 21 times

Re: Stocked Trout not Biting!?

Post by dazz999 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:27 pm

LachyBell wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:01 pm
We went down to Karkarook Park today that got stocked with 2000 Rainbow Trout earlier this week and from the moment we got there to the moment we left we would see schools of about 30 and fish would jump all over the lake 5m from the bank or in the middle of the lake but they wouldn’t take powerbait, maggots, grubs or worms. I only caught one little guy for the day any tips?
there pretty easy to catch are you taking your kid,s down if so send me a pm i will give you some tip,s

User avatar
Seb85
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 1001
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:30 pm
Has liked: 250 times
Likes received: 165 times

Re: Stocked Trout not Biting!?

Post by Seb85 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:21 pm

Powerbait in orange or brown colour usually works well. Use running ball sinker and a leader about 30-40cm. Use #2 hook.
Try to use nibble tip rod, their bite can be very subtle.
Or use worms, who knows you'll catch other species.
Throw burley trout pellets to get them come to you if you fancy burleying.
------------------------------
A fish is a fish :fish22:
No fish is worth a life, stay safe



Remove these ads.

Charles7
Rank: Baitfish
Rank: Baitfish
Posts: 28
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Has liked: 4 times
Likes received: 11 times

Re: Stocked Trout not Biting!?

Post by Charles7 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:36 pm

Mate I've had the same issues at Lilydale Lake. I've had fishermen tell me they don't bite at first as they are still adapting to their new environment, others say they get cleaned out by all the fishos who get there first, and I reckon the cormorants get to a lot of the stocked trout before us humans do! My recommendation is to try a few different techniques; I've personally had the most success with the colour pink (tassie devil or Berkley Gulp 3-inch Pink Lemonade Power Minnow if they still sell it).

Post Reply

Return to “Other Species”