Trout Fishing Tips - How To Catch Trout
Trout like to hang out and wait for food to show up. A simple method of
locating trout in a stream is to spot likely looking cover where the most food with
the least effort is available. The key to catching trout is to read a stream for good spots and then present
your bait in a natural manner.
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- Light or ultra light spinning or spincast reels filled with four or six pound test line are best suited for
- Trout fishing should always be done with 8 pound test main line or less and never
larger than a number 6 hook.
- Small stream nymphing is a very productive form of fly fishing. Nymphs are aquatic insects that are still
in their underwater stage, as in not yet having reached their adult, or flying stage of life.
- Common trout baits include corn "niblets," worms (red wigglers), nightcrawlers, crickets, or salmon
- Depending on the color of water or light conditions where you are fishing, you need
to be aware of what colors to use. In very colored water or low light conditions (early morning or early
evening), the colors to use are flouresent chartruse or flouresent orange. With stained water or clouds (medium
light conditions), use orange, bright red, gold, copper, or something with a little black in
- During the heat of the summer the fish will congregate in deep pools just
below a good riffle.
- If you keep a trout you catch cut her open for the eggs. Roe makes
an excellent bait when used fresh it will catch even more "FAT" trout!
- Trout hang around in places to hide from predators while watching for food to drift.
- Trout are usually found near the bottom in pools and in slower "pockets" around rocks, boulders, or
- Lake trout like drop-offs so you would want to troll parallel to the string of shoals
and not over them
- Spring showers can turn Brown trout fishing into a virtual bonanza. Increased flows after a gentle rain
dislodges food organisms and this, in turn, spurs the trout to go on a feeding spree.
- With trout just about everyone else on the lake is using the same bait. It will give you an
edge by using a "scent" additive such as "pro-cure" or "smelly jelly". The use of these scents will cause
more strikes since trout are picky and the smell of a human on a powerbait could cause the "big one" to get
away. You can use garlic or anise oil.
- Summer is the best opportunity for fly fishing since natural insect hatches are frequent and intense.
Fishing with spinner-baits, those that imitate minnows, is also at its peak because natural minnow abundance is
highest at this time.
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