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Headed out about 10 pm Saturday evening with c.lane and Seth in hopes of catching some big trout under the full moon. Upon arrival at our location, we quickly realized conditions weren't exactly ideal. We fished around for a while in hopes of landing a few of the big fish we knew were in the area, but around 2 am we decided it wasn't meant to be and our best chance of catching a fish was to relocate. Back on the trailer with the boat and hammered down. After a quick stop we were back on the water by 330 am and at it again. By now the wind was blowing 25 mph and increasing. Around 5 am we found a combo that the fish liked and by 515 had 6 healthy trout in the boat. As quick as it started it also stopped. Messed around there for a little while longer with no luck and changed locations. The location change put us back on the fish but they were spikes. After the 5th or 6th spike it was time for another move. By now the wind was blowing 30 mph and gusting over 40 and we were getting tired so decided to check out the spot we had caught the first 6 from and then call it a day. That proved to be a good move. We immediately put 5 more nice trout in the boat leaving us 1 short of the limit. We weren't quitting without number 12. Threw the tackle box at them again and found one last combo that finished off the limit and put a few more fish in the boat to add a little icing to the cake. Finished with 20-25 trout total. The bait of choice was xrap 8's yozuri 3ds minnows, and 17mr's in white. Smile Vertebrate Mammal Fish Seafood
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In all honesty mainly fishing non tidal rivers, heavy winds are my favorite conditions to fish a 17. Cast across but slightly up wind. Your line will get a large bow on it. Allow the bait to sink about 5 seconds and then twitch. Pause 3 seconds and twitch again.... You aren't really reeling in the lure, basically just twitching and taking up slack as the wind pushes it along the strike zone. Trout will usually hold on the break and this allows you to cover a lot of water maximizing the time spent in the strike zone. Feeling the bite is sometimes difficult when fishing like this so it is important to watch your line. Another method is to throw stick baits and just reel them in very slow.
 
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