Trout Fishing Live Bait

When it comes to trout fishing there is probably no more effective way to catch these fish than live bait. This is certainly how I feel, seeing as how I’ve been using live bait to catch trout for more than 25 years. In that time I’ve discovered many tips, some of which I will reveal in this article. After reading this quick article you’ll be much more effective when using live bait while trout fishing, there’s no doubt about it.

There are many some trout fisherman who think that waving feathers back and forth in the air is the only true way to catch a trout and I couldn’t disagree more. As a matter of fact I feel that when taken seriously, fishing for trout with live bait can be every bit the art form that waving feathers in the air has ever been proclaimed to be. The key to this argument is “taken seriously”.

In my experience the most effective place to use live bait for trout fishing is in the flowing water of a river or stream. Allowing bait to flow naturally with the current of a river or stream is an extremely effective method for catching trout, especially if the tips listed in this article are utilized.

One of the most effective and easiest to find live baits available for trout fishermen are live worms. Worms can be found in almost every area of the country, are great trout bait, and are quite easy to use as far as live bait is concerned. One of the keys to using live worms as bait is having an effective way to carry them. Most trout anglers keep them in the container they are purchased in when they go trout fishing and this is a huge time waster. They just throw the container in their fishing vest and then have to “dig” through their fishing vest every time a worm is needed. This is a huge waste of valuable fishing time.

This where a bait bag comes into play. A bait bag is a small pouch that clips to your fishing vest, shirt, or pants and carries your live worms while fishing. This way your live bait is always at your fingertips waiting to be used whenever you need it. This saves a ton of valuable fishing time when you have to bait up and/or re-bait. Trout fishing with live bait will never be the same once you start utilizing a bait bag.

Trout fishing with worms in and serious and effective manner also involves the use of gang hooks. What are gang hooks? Gang hooks are simple a pair of small fishing hooks tied back to back, which allows you to present live worms (as well as other live bait) in a completely natural manner. Natural presentation makes a huge difference when trout fishing with bait, there’s no doubt about it.

Coupled with a bait bag for keeping your live bait within easy reach, the use of gang hooks and trout fishing go together like a hand and a glove. “Rolling” a live worm along the bottom of your favorite trout stream is an extremely effective trout fishing technique. As you practice and become more proficient at this technique, you will become a much more effective trout angler.

The bottom line is that trout fishing and live bait go together and as you practice and implement new techniques you’ll see just how effective you can become as a trout fisherman. Just remember, serious trout fishing doesn’t have to involve waving feathers back and forth in the air. Those of us who use live bait for trout fishing can be every bit as serious and effective as our “flea flicking” brethren.

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