Here’s what you’ll need.
- Waders. Although they’re adapted to survive just fine in lakes and reservoirs, trout are predominantly a stream fish.
- A Fishing Vest. Because you’re wading, you can only bring what you can carry on your back.
- A Rod/Reel.
- A Landing Net.
- A Camera.
- A Trout Mystery Tackle Box.
- 1 What bait do you use for trout fishing?
- 2 Should I use a bobber for trout?
- 3 What size hooks for trout fishing?
- 4 Do you need a sinker for trout fishing?
- 5 What time of day are trout most active?
- 6 How far should a bobber be from the hook?
- 7 Should I use a swivel for trout fishing?
- 8 What is the best pound test line for trout?
What bait do you use for trout fishing?
Maggots. An all-round classic bait for both Rainbow trout and Brown trout. Maggots have been a firm favourite bait for trout anglers for decades. The small white grubs provide a tasty wriggly snack that trout struggle to refuse.
Should I use a bobber for trout?
If fishing live bait for trout, panfish, and bullheads, or you want to suspend your bait off the bottom, a bobber is beneficial to most fishermen. If you are fishing large bait for bigger fish or fishing on the bottom, a bobber can be detrimental to your fishing success.
What size hooks for trout fishing?
In general, trout hooks that are size 8 to 14 are going to be best. Always use barbless hooks for trout unless you plan to eat what you catch. Smaller hooks are always best for trout because they will see larger hooks if the water is clear enough.
Do you need a sinker for trout fishing?
Trout Fishing Weights (Sinkers) Sliding sinkers are ideal when trout fishing with bait in still water, when you will want the line to move without the weight while a fish takes the bait. However, a fixed weight on the line offers better control when you are fishing with drifting bait in a trout stream.
What time of day are trout most active?
The best time of day to catch trout is early morning from dawn until 2 hours after sunrise and the second-best time of day is late afternoon from 3 hours prior to sunset until dusk.
How far should a bobber be from the hook?
For the bobber, a smaller one is more sensitive and offers less resistance to the fish so it can eat your bait easily. Finally, a short distance between the bobber and the hook ( 1 to 2 feet, normally) gets your worm in front of many fish yet keeps your hook from snagging the bottom.
Should I use a swivel for trout fishing?
Many spinner fishermen prefer fishing with a snap swivel. The only advantage to this is it allows them to change lures quickly. We do not recommend attaching a spinner directly to a swivel. Most fishermen use a swivel that is way too big and this can interfere with the action of the lure.
What is the best pound test line for trout?
Generally, light line in the 2 to 6 pound test range for average sized trout (14 to 18 inches) is sufficient. Bump it up to 8 or 10 pound test for larger fish or when trolling. If you’re expecting to catch huge brown trout or lake trout, heavy monofilament or braid (20+ pound test) might be required.