In this article, I’m going to provide you with 3 things to keep in mind when it comes to trout fishing. More than 20 years ago I had the pleasure of learning how to fish for trout from someone I consider to be a ‘trout fishing master’. This man was able to catch trophy trout out of small rivers and streams where most people thought trout of this size didn’t spend much time.
In any case, I began fishing for trout in the same manner that this man did, and have been able to pass this knowledge on to you. I promise you this information will save you time, money, and most importantly, you will get more results. I was introduced to the 3 things you need to keep in mind when you fish for trout. I hope you gain benefit from this information in your own fishing ‘career’.
These 3 things are things that the man I mentioned earlier did, and I’m going to list them for you in the hopes that they will make your trout fishing experience much more productive. If you want to catch more trout, these 3 things will serve you well.
trout bait selection- how to choose the correct bait for trout
improved bait management – how to prevent bait abuse and how to know when it’s needed
when to fish – are their times that fish should be stocked and when should you consider poor fishing conditions
Types of trout baits – there are different kinds of trout baits depending on where you’re fishing
These 3 things the man I was referring to earlier knew, and I’m going to attempt to teach you how to use them. The bottom line is that if you want to catch more trout, live bait should be employed. The less you have to “think” about what to use, the more trout you will catch.
If natural bait is very effective for you and you are fishing in a very small river or stream it’s very important that you learn how to properly use said bait, and I’m going to attempt to help you with that here. The live trout bait that we’re going to discuss most is reserved for fishing at a river or stream. This is because live bait such as live worms is the most effective type of trout bait. You see, a live trout bait has to be “tweaked”, “stretched”, “wetted” in the case of liquid worms, and ” rubbed” in the case of synthetic worms.
There are different baits that a trout angler can use, but live trout bait is by far the most effective when it comes to fishing for these beautiful fish. The next time you go trout fishing either in a small river or stream, make sure that you use the above type of live bait and you will catch more fish, it’s as simple as that.
Live Trout Fishing Worms: The most popular trout bait on the planet are live worms. Learning how to fish with live worms is a great trout fishing tip. The most important thing to keeping your live worms lively and lively are lively worm pressings and the use of gang hooks. When using live worms as bait it’s important that you get the hook in the ‘head’ of the worm, which means getting the entire thing wet. If you learn how to fish with live worms, and start employing and accordingly, you will have much more success when fishing for trout.
Spinners and Spoons: I wrote an article a few years ago entitled, “Fishing for Trout – Tips and Techniques for Using Spinners and Spoons”. In that article, I mentioned how both of these trout fishing lures are also referred to as “spoons”. For the spinners and spoons to be effective you want to use them in either of two ways. You either want to fish them by casting them out and retrieving them with a slow to fast retrieve, which means allowing the spinner or spoon to ” rave ” between the surface and the bottom as it is twitched and turned over n the bottom. Or you want to cast them out and retrieve them at a fast to moderate retrieve (such as fast and/or a bit full), which means a retrieve around 1 of 2 retrieves possibly even faster.
White define spoon tips and spinners and spoons are also sometimes called eaters and the use of these lures as bait is called a bottom walking lure. Bottom walking lures are supposed to be a more active type of trout fishing lure and should be used when you are bottom walking in a small to the medium-sized river. A great tip for the trout is to look for these trout baits as close to the bottom as you can find them and use them just below or over the bottom.