Video: Huddleston Pond's big broods

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Well, besides it being chilly yesterday, I got totally skunked going after those 50 big brooder trout they dumped in last Monday. They were jumping clean outa the water chasing bugs, making up to 4 attempts on one bug. Two large ones jumped side by side 'bout 10 feet apart at the same moment, both straight up out of the pond. The rolling and slurping down of bugs by those fish was a constant event, as the vid details. All in all a frustrating day. Nothing like having all those trout evident in front you and not hooking. Tried metal then bait then flies then metal then bait. Nothing worked. Some kids were trying to net the ones swimming under one dock.:naughty: They had a couple smaller ones each in the 14 to 16 inch range.:clap:
Was there about 6 hours. Kinda got gripped by the fever for awhile, but it finally mellowed out after I got away from those fish. Whew!

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Try using a spinner or powerbait on the bottom.
That killed the same brooders for me today.
 
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Are you saying you cought them in Huddleston?

:think:

Pics?

Uhm, No I caught them at salish. They stocked it with 50 broods too from bonne, And I think the huddleston ones came from bonne too. So they would probally hit the same stuff.
 
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TB, I tried spinner after spinner, spoons, kwikfish, etc. and pure powerbait-so it-would-float off the bottom. Even worms floated up. Used a steelhead float and tried every bug I had. Zilch. Not a bite.:shock:

masmith, in my first sentence under the title I used the phrase "totally skunked.":shock:

Anatoliy, we need a smiley face with tears, probably call it bawlin'.:(


:lol::yay::lol:


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TB, these came from Roaring River Hatchery over by Scio, east of Albany. I wonder how those Bonnie brooders are for fighting?

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Wow, Thats 110% Wait, Did you go fishing the day they stocked them? :naughty:

If you hook one then the book it one time and after that you pull them in. one of mine a smaller one, (28") almost took all the line off my Ultra light!

God knows what they feed them.....
 
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TB, the phone message at the hatchery said just sometime the week of the 23rd. Another angler, luckier than me, said they were dropped in last Monday.

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masmith, opps. Sorry about that. That's why I always try to start off my posts with masmith, or TB, or MC, for example, so others will not be :confused:.


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The local FFA chapter had a big clean up day at Huddleston Pond a month or so ago. Looks like it turned out well. When I was there in September it was a mess. Looks like they're dumping off a different schedule than the one of the ODFW website.
 
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JHawk, these drops are usually not on the list. You can call the Roaring River Fish Hatchery at 503-394-2496, wait for the answering machine/voicemail greeting to start and press option 2. The recording will give their last drop info, unless they updated it already.
Looks like the Future Farmers did a good job. Well done!!

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played hookie from work today and went to the pond.....came out stinky also....it was great though, we will be going back. thanks BFF for the heads up and great videos.
 
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Thank you, lilsalmon.

Thank you, lilsalmon.

lilsalmon, you got skunked too? Wow. Now I don't feel so bad. Thank you!:D Not even a bite? I had not even a nibble. Like the fish were playing hookie. Were they rollin' and jumpin' also?


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I got you beat I guess...had a few good nibbles but I think it was the little ones the guy to my left was catching....;) I want the one that kept rolling and jumping in front of me.....had to be AT LEAST a foot and a half...it was beautiful.
 
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lilsalmon, you got skunked too? Wow. Now I don't feel so bad. Thank you!:D Not even a bite? I had not even a nibble. Like the fish were playing hookie. Were they rollin' and jumpin' also?


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well now you know what you need for xmas ;) tell the kiddos new trout pole and a fly rod lol.
 
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i second the fly rod.. you could have been killin with a couple of welshmen out there... (i dont need to explain why welshmen are wooley buggers... i lived there long enough.. grin)
 
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aaaahh.... and people call them pelletheads....:think: prime example of fish turning sophisticated in the wild.... a hares ear beadhead or a dark hendrickson fished a foot under a bobber probably would have slayed them... never overlook a nymph under a bobber on a stock pond when they are scarfing flies!!
 
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I havent seen one, but i wonder if there is a fly that looks like a fish food pellet?
Go there the day after they are dumped and throw them a 'pellet'.

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found it.. its called "the pellet fly"... whoa.. imaginative.
I will have to try that.
Hmm.. i know a little trout farm where i can experiment with that one.
 
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