Ryan wrote:Big Browns are like pike. They will eat anything smaller than them. I would use a flyrod myself with some streamers, damselfly, or minnow patterns. If you cant use a flyrod small rapalas, spinners, and spoons will get you fish. Just remeber they dont get big for no reason they are smart.
In streams look for areas where the grass hangs over the banks (wheres its deep) and let your fly drift across or retrieve a rap across there.
Good advice Ryan I don't know what I could add.
For spinning gear, I've always done well with mepps inline spinners or panther martins, size and color vary but a silver blade always seems to work well.
As far as fly gear, again it depends on the forage that is available, but sculping flies, clouser minnows or wooly buggers will work and often can be fished on light spinning tackle. Crayfish patterns can be part of their diet as well. This time of yearc grasshoppers are a possibility but my experience is limited with regards to browns and hoppers.