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Thursday, February 8, 2018
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. For anyone who's a veteran of fishing from shore on Rufus Woods Reservoir, what I'm about to tell you may come as no surprise. But for the uninitiated, it seems to me you may as well take a nap or go for a drive between 9am and 4pm if you're trying for those large, triploid trout. Over the stretch of two weekends fishing relentlessly at Brandt's Landing, I've learned two things. One, you better be there at daylight for the early bite between dawn and 9am. Two, you'd better be there with lines in the water by 3:30 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon. The rest of time you might as well be somewhere else because NOTHING happens. At least, it didn't for me. Of the fish I caught, all were in the early morning hours. I found that Glitter Sparkle Sherbet Power Bait was the trick on a tiny, size 14 treble hook with a one ounce slip sinker. At first, I was using 4-pound test leader, but quickly learned when I broke off two, 2-plus pound trout in the weed line, 8-pound test worked better. Put a bell on too, in case you nod off. Until next time, Good Fishing!