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Like to start off by staying thank you for all the information I have learned from all of you. My sons and I have waded this fall and created great memories with some great trout, also made new friends in the process. We also fished by boat with lots of ideas from Phil. And the rest of this crew.  Now that it appears that the browns have moved down the river. Can they be caught by trolling like in other lakes that hold trout. If so what areas would work. Cooper ramp area. Rockaway? I’m wanting 5omfocus all our fishing at Taney and want to learn more techniques. Any info would be much appreciated . Thanks and happ 2018

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There were several keeper browns caught last Friday and Saturday by guys trolling jerkbaits. I’d say your best bet be to start at Cooper Creek and worK your way down river while staying as close to timber as possible.

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Throw jerkbaits and be flexible.  Sounds like you figured out already when you can't wade its best to hit the water by boat.  I like throwing jerkbaits by the rock bluffs, or in the heavy timber.  My biggest problem is that I like to fish stuff that looks fishy, but almost all of Taney looks fishy LOL.  Also don't give up when it gets dark.  Grab a headlamp and a buddy, and keep slinging those stick baits through the night.  Still chasing a Big brown myself, just have to put the time in, at least for me anyways :)

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Thanks for the information. We will try the bombers first chance we get. Phil’s shop helped us tremendously this year with all our flys and gear. The young men were knowledgeable and great to deal with ,The resort reminds me of Maine’s resorts . 

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17 hours ago, Phil Lilley said:

Troll bombers from Monkey Island down... with the current if there's current.

Phil-   Any particular color you start with?  We generally Troll sinking Rapalas in brown trout or rainbow trout first, then try silver or gold.    Never thought to try Bombers. 

Have not caught any 5#+ fish this way, but generally a good way to catch a Brown for us   

Five more weeks and we will be down to try again.

 

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58 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

I'm headed down thursday.

Are you gonna be at Lilley’s? We are Coming down Friday morning to fish the Masters tourney.

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