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Old 10-03-2017, 10:51 PM   #1
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Fins, feathers, and fur

F!v3 P0nds FUN! Spent 3 weekends in the F!v3 ponds wilderness hitting up 7 different ponds of which 5 held brook trout. As usual the Double W worked. Pulling in around 40-50 fish over the 3 weekends. Though I did at times abandon the live worm, and on one trip didn't use live bait at all. Instead I tried a plastic worm. Which worked phenomenally. With live worms I was catching 12"-14" females almost exclusively. Once I switched to the plastic it was on. 15"-17" males became the norm. Here's a small sample of the goods. Also got to see some typical Adirondack wildlife. Enjoy
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:12 AM   #2
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Congratulations on a great series of weekends! Great pictures and beautiful trout. Beaver tail frozen is amazing!
Interesting use of plastics.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:21 AM   #3
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Great week! Great pics! Thx!
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:25 AM   #4
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cool pic.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:11 PM   #5
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Congratulations on a great series of weekends! Great pictures and beautiful trout. Beaver tail frozen is amazing!
Interesting use of plastics.
Thanks
The plastics actually surprised the heck out of me. I'm constantly trying new things in an effort to see what else works and if there's anything else that works as good as live worms but without the high gut hook rate. Being a mostly catch and release fisherman live worms are something I'm trying to phase out of my bait arsenal. Crimping/filing the barbs on the hooks and using octopus hooks has really helped in hook removal and survival rate.

These plastics for those two weekends fit the bill. 95% of the fish caught with the plastics were mouth hooked. Only one fish gut hooked and one gill hooked out of some 30 fish, give or take. Will be continuing to try out these plastics in the future as I've only used them on two trips so its hard to say how well they will work on other ADK ponds and lakes and also at different times of the year.

Also the beaver picture is by far one of my favorites. The mirror image and water burst are just so cool.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:24 PM   #6
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Beautiful brookies troutchaser and the beaver pic is awesome.
I caught my last brookie using a plastic gulp smelt behind a wabbler.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:36 PM   #7
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:20 PM   #8
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Very ,very nice photos! Those brookies are beautiful slammers!
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:35 PM   #9
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Beautiful fish! One of these days, I'm going to learn how to do that...
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