Trout Fishing Strategy

When it comes to trout fishing strategies, the two that I’m going to outline in this article are as effective as any trout fishing strategy you will ever come across. I’ve personally been using both of these strategies for more than twenty five years with a great degree of success and know they will work for anyone. The first strategy if for use in pond and/or lake situations, and the second is for use in rivers and/or stream situations.

The first thing to keep in mind in regards to both of these trout fishing strategies is you. When I say you, I’m referring specifically to your hands, and more specifically the scents that are on your hands. When fishing for trout you want your hands to be free of any unnatural odors. The remedy for this problem is to grab a handful of grass of dirt before baiting up and rub it into your hands. This will effectively remove any unnatural odors that might be present.

The first strategy is to use trout bait, the synthetic trout bait sold in jars and bottom fish with it. You know, still fishing? If you use gang hooks you can add two “portions” of bait, thus doubling your chances of hooking up. By still fishing, you can effectively fish for stocked trout that have been planted in a lake or pond.

The second of the two amazing trout fishing strategies is for use in the flowing waters of either a river or stream. Here’s how to rig up and fish the second strategy: Again grab the end of your line and tie on a small barrel swivel, matched the pound test fishing line being used. On the other end of the swivel tie on some pre-tied gang hooks (size 8 or 10 usually suffice for trout fishing). Split shot sinkers are now added for weight (the size and number will vary depending on depth and current flow). Now a worm (either live or synthetic) is added to the gang hooks to complete the “rig”.

This rig is cast into the water of the river or stream parallel to you, the bail is closed, and the offering is allowed to flow naturally with the current. This technique usually works best while you are wading in said river or stream (as you can probably imagine). Split shot will be added or removed depending on how it “feels”. The goal is to have the rig bounce or roll along the bottom as it flows naturally with the current. With practice distinguishing between the bottom and bites will become quite easy. This is the most effective of the two trout fishing strategies

Don’t spend too much time worrying about getting snagged. Getting snagged is simply part of the technique. As my mentor used to say, “If your not getting snagged, you’re not fishing in the right place”. Once the proper amount of weight is obtained (through trial and error) you won’t get snagged all that much. Besides, you will become so good at retying, that it will amaze you. Getting snagged is simply part of the technique, but you will find that the technique works so well it won’t bother you.

Never forget that fishing requires patience and work. No matter what “technique” you use, there are no magic formulas. There is simply no substitute for spending time on the water practicing your craft. Anyone who tries to tell you that there is a “magic formula” is being less than honest, and probably trying to take your money.

Both of these trout fishing strategies are very effective for trout of all kinds. They can also be easily modified for other species of fish. Don’t be afraid to put your own “twist” on them. Adding individual “twists” to proven techniques is one of the great aspects of fishing. Get out there and give one or both techniques a try as soon as you get a chance. You won’t be disappointed, I promise you.

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