How to Catch Trout – 3 Tips to Help Anyone Catch More Trout

Are you wondering how to catch trout? Or are you already a trout fisherman who wants to learn some new tips? Well, then this article is for you. In this article I’ll provide you with 3 tips that will help anyone catch more trout. In my 25 years of fishing for trout I’ve learned that in many cases simplicity is the key to success. Mastering the “basics” will impact fishing success more than anything else you can do.

You’ll see that the 3 tips listed in this article aren’t ‘rocket science’ and can be easily implemented by most any angler. These 3 tips may seem overly simplistic but I assure you, that doesn’t make them any less effective. These tips will help the beginner just learning how to catch trout as well as the seasoned trout angler looking for a new technique.

1.Use Live Bait – Whether you’re just learning how to catch trout or you’re a seasoned trout angler, live bait will almost always out fish other trout baits. I realize that “flea flickers” cringe at this idea, but it’s nonetheless true. Live bait works great for trout, and one of the keys when fishing for trout with live bait is to use gang hooks. These hooks give you the ability to present live bait, such as live worms, in a completely natural and effective manner. The bottom line is that live bait works great for trout fishing (especially in small rivers and streams).

2.Make Sure The Moon Is In Your Favor – When fishing for trout (or most any fish) you should always try to make sure that the moon is in your favor. What do I mean by this? You see, the moon has an amazing impact on trout fishing, so fishing when the moon is in a certain phase will dramatically increase your bite rates. A full moon, for example, is better for fishing than when the moon is a crescent. Learn the simple ways that the moon impacts fish behavior and you will have much more success.

3.Make Sure You Use Ultra Light Gear – All too many times I’ve been on my favorite trout river and noticed that other anglers rods, reels, and line are entirely too heavy for trout fishing. This is a big mistake. Ultra light rods, reels, and light line should be employed when fishing for trout. Fishing line heavier than 6 pound test should only be used for trout fishing in extreme cases. In some areas people fish for very large trout (over 6 pounds) and in these instances larger gear should obviously be used in most cases ultra light rods, reels, and line is the way to go.

As I’ve said, whether you’re just learning how to catch trout or you have trout fishing experience, one or all of these tips will help you be a more successful trout angler. Add these 3 tips to your fishing repertoire sooner, rather than later. You’ll be glad you did.


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