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A friend of mine has fished Kensico for years and claims right now the browns are shallow and can be caught from shore using alewives. Anyone have experience, or pointers for catching trout at Kensico. I'd like to try it but nor sure as to technique, or what type of conditions, meaning shallow or deep water, morning, evening, etc. I can nose hook the alewive but should I use a bobber, sinker or both- neither?

Any advice appreciated. If anyone wants to partner up let me know.

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they also catch them shallow in the spring with spoons.:beerchug:
 

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Bob--

Most of the trout guys use split shots, I believe. Put them a foot or two above the hook. A bobber would work as well if you are fishing shallow. The problem with the bobber is that many guys like to let the trout take the bait and run with it, so they can swallow it before they set the hook. It's similar to striper fishing with eels or chuncks. Bobbers create resistance that might cause the trout to drop the bait. Try a fish finder rig if you can find one. Salt water tackle shops can tell you how to use one/sell you one.

I recommend using a circle hook...that way you don't have to worry about run offs. Although...maybe the salmonid mouth of a trout wouldn't work with a circle hook. Anyone know?

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Thanks Mark,

I found an article which said basically the same as you. Nose hook the alewive, toss it weightless, open the bail on the reel, and set the rod down. Let any fish run awhile and set the hook on the run.

Location wise, look for natural migration routes in or near deep water.

Hook wise it suggested a #6 hook.

I've gotten small trout at Croton Falls in the past using spoons, etc. I just want to try something new, and hopefully catch something a bit larger.

I will say I am really looking forward to the spring. I'll have a boat at Kensico, a solid understanding of the basics because of NYBASS.COM, and the inspiration generaterated here is quite infectious.

Thanks again everyone for your help.

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mark g.,a lot of these trout guys eat them so they don't care if they swallow the bait or not.:beerchug:
 
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