1) The Slab Spike!
|Rainbow Trout Caught on the Slab Spike|
|Brook Trout caught on the Slab Spike|
Now for my personal favorite.... Ice Fly #2!!!!!!
2) The Gill Shrimp!
This little guy was also pretty popular with the fish. I ended up tying this guy on about a 12 inches above my "go to" bait that has been my most productive jig. The interesting thing is that there were a few fish who snagged up both baits while looking for some food but by the end of the day I ended up catching more off the Gill Shrimp than I did my bottom jig which in the past was always the #1 producer. The Gill Shrimp is a #14 which was very small for me to use but the design of it was irresistible to the trout throughout the day.
|This Brook Trout had both my jig and the ice fly in its mouth...|