Any tips for fishing at Progress Lake?

Fred

Active member
I go by Progress lake every day while commuting to my college. I've fished it three times, twice when it had been recently stocked and the third time was several days ago. The first time I went there I actually caught my largest rainbow trout; I think they were both 20 inches. My second time there I only got a few 8 in trout. Any advice on what to use during the winter and when it hasn't been stocked in a while?
 

troutdude

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Fyi be careful, you can only keep 1 trout per day over 20 inches.

Here is all that you need to know, to catch trout like crazy:

 

Fred

Active member
Here is all that you need to know, to catch trout like crazy:

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Fyi be careful, you can only keep 1 trout per day over 20 inches.

Here is all that you need to know, to catch trout like crazy:

Thanks :D
 

troutdude

Moderator
Here is all that you need to know, to catch trout like crazy:

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You're welcome. Another great rig is a torpedo bobber, 4' of leader, and an Olive Green or Black Woolly Bugger. Pinch a BB sized split shot onto the leader, about 12" above the Bugger. Reel in slowly. Then go even SLOWER! It's a wet fly. And fly's barely move. Good luck.
 

troutdude

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I use these colors, and style, of torpedo bobbers. Tie your main line onto the narrow end. And your leader onto the wide end.
 

troutdude

Moderator
I have woolly buggers, but would streamers also work with this rig? Thanks again
You're welcome. Have never tried streamers. So I don't know. The only other flies I've used, in that fashion, are Teeny Nymphs. My faves--of either Teeny's or Buggers--are Olive Green, Black, Brown, and sometimes other colors.
 

GungasUncle

Well-known member
I have woolly buggers, but would streamers also work with this rig? Thanks again
Yep. Any sort of fly can be used with these bobbers - and woolly buggers, FYI are just a type of streamer. It imitates a leech, but minnow imitations will work as well. Also - micro jigs work well under these.
 
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