Use Trout Fishing Basics

When it comes to trout fishing there are many different baits that can be employed, but is there a “best bait” to use when fishing for trout? At the end of the day this may be an impossible question to answer due to personal preferences, but during my last twenty plus years of trout fishing I have found that certain baits are much more effective than others in certain trout fishing situations. This article will discuss these baits and fishing situations so that you can catch more trout.

The bottom line is that one of the baits outlined here are probably the best bait to use for trout fishing, depending on your favorite trout fishing method. The baits are being listed in no particular order, and as I said all have there place when it comes to fishing for trout.

What you will not find in this article are baits such as cheese and corn. Anything that is consumed regularly by human being should not be considered “bait” in my opinion, especially when it comes to fishing for trout. I personally have a ton of respect for trout and using baits such as corn and cheese are not an option in my world. For that reason, these “baits” will not be listed when attempting to determine the best bait to use when trout fishing.

With that being said, let’s get down to business, shall we?

Powerbait – Powerbait is a trout bait manufactured by Berkley and is an excellent bait to use when fishing for trout, especially when fishing in a lake or pond that has been stocked with trout. Stocked trout love Powerbait and this bait is certainly one of the best baits to use when fishing for trout, as long as those trout are stocked. Powerbait is best employed while bottom fishing in a lake or pond, rather than trout fishing in a river or stream.

Artificial Flies – Artificial flies are known as one of the best baits that can be used when trout fishing. Anyone who fishes for trout knows this, but many anglers don’t want to go to the expense in both time and money of becoming a “fly fisherman”. If you are a spin fisherman, but would like to use this bait for trout, you should consider adding casting bubbles to your trout fishing arsenal. A casting bubble gives traditional spin fishermen the opportunity to fish with artificial flies in an effective manner. The bottom line is that many anglers consider artificial flies the best bait to use when trout fishing, so whether you are a traditional spin fisherman or a fly fisherman this trout bait should be an option for you.

Live Worms – When it comes to the best bait to use when trout fishing, live worms have to be near the top. The key with using live worms to fish for trout is to do it in river fishing situations. Using live worms in still water isn’t nearly as effective as using live worms as bait in the flowing waters of either a river or stream. When being used as trout bait in a river or stream, live worms should be rigged on a set of gang hooks for the most realistic presentation possible. Live worms are certainly among the best baits that can be used when fishing for trout.

As I said earlier it may be impossible to determine “the best” bait to use for trout fishing simply because everyone will have a different opinion, but for a majority of trout fishermen one of these baits probably fit the bill. If any of these trout baits aren’t a part of your fishing repertoire, they should be added sooner, rather than later.

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