Whether you have been fishing for 10 years or 10 months, there are always practical advice and tips that can be learnt when fishing for trout. Like most things in life, you are learning and gaining knowledge constantly and the same can be said with Trout fishing.
Today’s post has been designed to help give you some basic information on ways to catch them, including some facts and tips that can help you achieve your end goal in becoming an efficient and angler.
Different tips will work with different trout, so it’s all about trial and error when it comes to fishing, but let’s step in and take you through our 5 hot tips:
It’s not all about the knowledge you have for trout, you need to know a lot about the surrounding areas and in particularly the current which plays a major role in whether you are going to be successful in your fishing attempts.
A little geography lesson won’t hurt here, and it’s important that you research how rivers are shaped by moving water.
In deeper pockets and pools is where the jackpot catch will be, as these current created pools will be a breeding ground for large and smaller trout. Locate this and you are going to have a great day out fishing.
Having the right rod and reel combination is an important part of fishing, and you can usually pick these up fairly cheap at local stores or online. You need to also think about weights, line and hooks.
Lake trout tend to like to bite down on a small silver spoon so it’s worth testing this theory out as well to see if you get better results.
There are so many different types of bait to choose from, for many varieties of fish so this can get extremely confusing for beginners. Without a shadow of a doubt you want to get live bait, and make sure that they are night crawlers.
Just stop and think for a second: Trout live in the lake so take a look at what lives on the banks of the lake. The chances are that the fish will be eating these kinds of insects as part of their diet.
It may sound easy to cast a line into a river but you would be shocked at how hard it is for a beginner to do. It’s not just a case of cast and catch, you need to cast it up-river so the bait and your line will drift downriver in the current.
Using a weight just before the bait and hook will help your chances in catching trout as the weight will fall to the bottom of the river bed, allowing the hook and bait to rise up slightly off the bed.
As soon as the trout takes the bait, you will know about it because your line will get a big pull on it.
When you get your first catch you need to decide what you are going to do with your trout, whether you are going to keep it for yourself to cook, or whether you want to release it back into the river.
If you want to cook your trout then you can either cook a small trout as it is, or fillet it if the trout is particularly big. If you’re not going to fillet it then you will need to clean it by removing its innards.
If you have chosen to release the trout then try not to handle it if possible because lake trout have a protective slime on their body, that when touched gets removed. If this happens and the slime has been removed your touch will literally burn and sting the fish. If you need to handle it, wet your hands before you do so, to prevent any damage to the trout upon its release back into the river.