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.

Trout Fishing Tips

There are more tips and secrets to catching trout. Here is a collection of some of those trout fishing tips. Please browse around and enjoy our trout fishing tips.

  • Light or ultra light spinning or spincast reels filled with four or six pound test line are best suited for trout streams.
  • 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 eggs.
  • 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 fluorescent chartreuse or fluorescent orange. With stained water or clouds (medium light conditions), use orange, bright red, gold, copper, or something with a little black in it.
  • 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 submerged trees.
  • 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.