Trout Fishing Guide

In this article, I’m going to provide you with a quick trout fishing guide, in the hopes that these tips and techniques will help you to become a more successful angler. Trout fishing season is getting ready to begin in most part of the country, and these simple tips and techniques will help anyone catch more trout. Every tip contained in this trout fishing guide has been proven through more that fifty years of combined trout fishing experience.

The first thing that I want to cover in this trout fishing guide is your hands. Although this may sound strange, your hands are a very important factor in trout fishing. You see, trout have a very sensitive sense of smell and if there are any unnatural odors (such as smoke or gasoline for example) on your hands, these scents will transfer to your bait or lure. If trout detect any unnatural odors, they will tend not to bite (especially with larger and more experienced fish). The easy remedy for this problem is to rub some grass or dirt into your hands before baiting up. This eliminates any unnatural odors that might be on your hands.

The next thing to keep in mind is the size of your gear. When trout fishing, very light gear should be employed. As a matter of fact, I personally prefer ultra light gear. When I refer to the word “gear”, I’m referring specifically to your rod, reel, and fishing line. For trout fishing ultra light rods and reels, spooled with fishing line no heavier than six-pound test is a must. I personally use (and suggest) four-pound test line or lighter, but six-pound test is the heaviest that should be employed for trout fishing.

When fishing for trout it’s also very important that your bait is presented in a natural manner. This means using something called gang hooks. Gang hooks are simply a pair of small hooks tied in tandem that enable live bait (and especially live worms) to be presented in a completely natural manner. Natural presentation makes a huge difference in trout fishing. This is why every trout angler that uses bait should always have pre-tied gang hooks available to be used.

The next thing to make sure of is that you’re on the water art the proper times. What do I mean by this? I simply mean that there are certain times during the days and months that are better for fishing that other times. These “better fishing times” are directly correlated to the weather and moon. Knowing about the weather and moon, and how these two forces of Mother Nature impact fishing is a key to trout fishing success. Pay attention to the weather and moon, and use this information to make sure that you’re on the water art the proper times, and you’ll catch more trout, it’s as simple as that.

No trout fishing guide would be complete without mentioning that there is no substitute for spending time on the water. The more time you can spend on the water, fishing for trout, the better. There is simply no substitute for practicing your craft. This is good for people like me, because there is no place I would rather be than standing in a flowing river, trying to catch a trout or three. I assume you feel the same way.

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