Start following these effective trout fishing tips and start landing trout like you never have before. These trout fishing tips are designed for both beginners and seasoned anglers. These tips may require you to rethink the rod, lures and other equipment you’re used to fishing with, in order to increase your chances of hooking big trout.
One of the most effective ways to catch a trout is to use a sliding sinker rig and a prepared floating bait. For the rig, take an egg shaped sinker, slipping it on the main fishing line and tying the end to a small barrel swivel. Next, tie on eighteen inches of two pound test leader material to the other end. It’s best to use leader material that’s lighter weight than regular fishing line.
Tie a No. 16 treble hook to the end of the leader. Around the treble hook you can mold a small ball of floating bait, which should just cover all hook points. Try to find the lightest sinker possible. This will allow you to still cast far from shore. Using a two pound test line on spinning tackle means you can cast farther. You can use this same type of rigging with an inflated night crawler.
After casting, the rig needs to be fished with an open bail. Many seasoned fishermen believe that bait needs to be kept in one spot, which allows the trout to track it by scent and sight, while other anglers recommend moving the bait about ten inches every few minutes and working the bait back and forth.
You can also add scents to your bait, to make them irresistible. These add-on scents also help to mask the human scent which can get on the hooks and bait.
Tips for trout fishing wouldn’t be complete without some discussion on lures. There are a couple types of lures that are very effective with this type of fish: in-line spinners and small jigs. In-line spinners are the easiest to use and can be tied directly to the finishing line. They can also be attached by using a snap swivel on the fishing line. Next, you can clip the lure into the snap, which helps to minimize line twisting. Whichever method you choose, all you need to do is cast your lure and let it sink near the bottom.
You can try changing up your speed and determine which speed the fish prefer. If you’re using a spinner you can use a heavier line than you can when using a floating bait rig. However, most fishermen still don’t recommend using line that’s heavier than six pounds because it’s known to kill lure action.