Fishing For Trout

January 3rd, 2010 | by admin |

You will mainly find trout in rivers rather than lakes but that is not to say you will not find them in lakes at all, its just that given a choice they would prefer the flowing water of a river. The main types of trout found are brown, cutthroat, brook and my favourite the rainbow.
Catching a small trout is not that hard to do its catching the big ones where the challenge comes in.

Some people prefer fly fishing as a way of catching these fish, others say using a float is best but in the end its what is best for you. Spinners are also known to work for some so just see what works for you. Some of the flies that are on the market do not seem to resemble any fly or insect at all. This is because to a fish it is not the imitation of a fly that matters it is more just a case of food recognition.

Fishing line that is used also counts as the heavier the line the easier it is for the fish to see the line and put the fish off.Feeding habits also differ from fish to fish as well as the different water temperatures and time of day. There are many different things to take into account when fishing for trout as to whether you have a good day or a bad day. Most people have favourite bait for catching trout and thats fine but if its not working for you do not be afraid to try something a little different. Fish are no different than other things and if you keep feeding on the same thing something a little different might just swing it for you. Be sure to take a variety of bait with you so if one is not working for you, you can try something else. Here are a few ideas to help you in your choice.

Earthworms, spinners, insects, salmon eggs, minnows, crayfish are just a few of the different things I have tried.These fish are very unpredictable and spending a little time practising will make catching these fish a lot easier when faced with what equipment and bait to use on a stretch of water. I hope this information will enable you to go out and be able to have a good days fishing what ever the type of trout you are after and above all enjoy yourself in the process.

jeff ryall 

  1. 5 Responses to “Fishing For Trout”

  2. By Jake on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    What is the best method and fly for fishing trout with a fly rod?
    Im going fly fishing in two weeks and want to know which fly will work best for catching trout

  3. By Idiotisimo on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    put the pole in the water and pray for a fishyyyy to come near nah mean.
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  4. By Eric on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    The best method in my opinion would be nymphing. I’ve caught most of my trout nymphing. Just read this website, it can explain it better than I can. The best overall fly in the would is without a doubt in my opinion and most other fly fishers the woolly bugger, Where I come from olive in size 8 or 10 is the most popular. As far as selecting which nymphs to use and which sizes to use, I can’t really tell you that because I’ve probably never fished the river you’ll be fishing so try to look it up on the Internet or talk to someone who knows.
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  5. By Sagefisher on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply


    If we knew what type of trout and where and what kind of water you will be fishing, it would be easier to answer your question.

    But, there are some standard flies and methods you can bank on.

    If you are fishing dry flies you need to match the hatch as much as possible or go with an attractor pattern or a suggestive pattern. Find out which flies are hatching where you are going. Mayflies or stoneflies or caddis or midges? Is it a lake or a stream? Try to match the size as much as possible when matching the hatch.

    When it comes to attractor patterns, like a Stimulator, then you are not matching the hatch, but offering the fish something big and juicy, they may want to check it out.

    A suggestive pattern, like an Adams or a Griffiths Gnat does not really resemble a particular fly but it makes the trout curious and they will often check it out, thinking it may be a group of midges or something else that is edible.

    This time of year the Terrestrials are getting active, like grasshoppers and ants. Those are good patterns when fished right up against the bank in a river, or right below overhanging branches or right in the reeds or on the outer edge of reeds or lily pads in a lake.

    If you are fishing sub-surface, then nymphs are a good choice. Nymphs like a Prince Nymph, or a Hare’s Ear, or a Copper John or a Pheasant Tail. In a river, you fish nymphs one of two ways. One is right down on the bottom, where the nymphs live. The other way is as a dropper, 12 inches to 18 inches below a dry fly. Then it acts like an emerging fly.

    Streamers are always a good way to go, especially the Woolly Bugger. You can fish them in a lake up near the surface or down deep. In a river, mostly down deep or tossed right at the bank and stripped in fairly fast.

    Most of your fishing can be done with a floating line, unless you need to go really deep with a streamer. You can fish the upper 4 to 5 feet of water with a floating line and a weighted fly or add some split shot to get it down. A strike indicator is a good item to use when nymph fishing in a river or even sometimes when fishing lakes.

    You may want to use an intermediate line if you have one, or if you really need to get deep, then a sink tip line. It all depends on where and how you are going to fish.

    When fishing dry flies, or nymph fishing down deep, always try to keep the drift drag free. If your fly is dragging in the water, it will not look natural and you greatly decrease your chance of hooking up with a fish.

    Hope this gives you some ideas on how you want to fish. Good luck.

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  6. By steve on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply


    This is one that even the most experienced fly fishers wish they knew the answer to. The quest for a "universal" fly or even a universal trout fly has driven many a fisherman mad; get out while you still can!

    Seriously though, I agree with the others’ comments. I have heard that trout feed subsurface up to 90% of the time. Therefore nymphing and streamer fishing may be your best bet. A couple people mentioned the wooly bugger. I agree, it’s about as close to a universal fly as there is, and also hard to fish incorrectly. So much attention is given to dry fly fishing because the action can be fast & furious when a major hatch is underway, and because sight casting to rising fish is just a whole lot of fun. I don’t know where you’re fishing, but I believe most major hatches are over by late spring/early summer. Regardless of what type of fly you use, bear in mind that it must be presented so as to look natural to the trout, meaning it shouldn’t look like it’s attached to a leader.

    Good luck!
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