I have been a fisherman every since I can remember and a majority of my time on the water has been spent fishing for trout. This means that I have almost thirty years of experience attempting to catch these beautiful fish, and in that time have learned many tips, tricks, and tactics that enable me to catch trout virtually every time that I go trout fishing. Are those trout always huge? Of course not, but my point is that it is a rare day when I head out fishing for trout and don’t feel the pull of at least one fish by the time that I call it a day.
Of course this wasn’t always the case and getting “skunked” (catching no fish) used to be something that happened more than I would like to admit. That was until I learned that catching trout was as much about me the fisherman having knowledge and experience as anything else. Below I will impart some of the knowledge that I have gained over the years which will make virtually anyone a better trout fisherman and enable him or her to catch more trout the next time that the head out fishing.
These trout fishing essentials enable me to catch more trout and I have no doubt they will do the same for you. Many trout fisherman are unaware of or discount the fact that the moon, that’s right the moon, has as much to do with them catching trout as the type of bait, lure, or specific technique that they choose to employ does. Because of this you always want to pay attention to the moon and learn the simple ways in which the
Learning these simple moon affects fishing. By doing so you can always make sure that you are on the water fishing for trout when they are most likely to be actively feeding.
When spin fishing for trout, it is vitally important that you are using an ultralight rod and an ultralight reel that is spooled with very light fishing line, rather than the more popular (and heavier) setups. When it comes to fishing line, some experienced trout fishermen prefer fluorocarbon line, but monofilament is also effective as long as the line is light. I have found that when it comes to trout fishing any fishing line heavier than six pound test isn’t worth using (unless of course the water that is being fished is known to contain monster trout). The rule applies for almost all trout fishing scenarios, you want your fishing line to be as light as possible.
The last of the trout fishing essentials that I want to outline has to do with the scents that may or may not be on your fingers. Trout, especially trout that are “native” to the water that is being fished, tend to be very wary and will tend not to eat anything that smells unnatural to them. This means that any unnatural scents that might be on your hands, from smoking a cigarette to gasoline from filling your car up with gas, need to be eliminated before you touch whatever trout bait or lure that you intend to use. Unnatural scents such as the ones mentioned above (and many others) will transfer to your bait or lure and will cost you bites from hungry trout. Washing your hands periodically with odor neutralizing soap will eliminate this problem, as will simply taking a handful of grass or dirt and rubbing it into your hands. The bottom line is that the less unnatural scents that there are on your fingers, the better as for as trout fishing is concerned.
The aforementioned trout fishing essentials should be added to your repertoire if you are interested in catching more and bigger trout. If you just want to catch a few seven to ten inch stocked rainbows for dinner, don’t worry about any of these tactics. These are for the trout fishermen who are interested in consistently experiencing more success when they are trout fishing.