Trout are one of the most exhilarating fish to catch. They are a favorite for many anglers. Here are some great tips for hooking trout. Comment below any other tips that have worked for you!
- Know the Current – If you understand how a river or stream is shaped by moving water then you’ll be able to find trout very easily. Deep pools created by the current can hold a big trout, but smaller trout can also be found in them. The large trout will most likely be in these pools during dawn and dusk.
- Choose Your Lures Wisely – It’s really important to pick the right lures. Using the wrong type could make you miss out on opportunities. For optimal performance, we recommend the Panther Martin Spinning Lures.
- Power Bait ONLY Works on Stocked Trout – If you’re fishing for trout with powerbait then you better make sure that the trout in your body of water were stocked (farm raised) and not native. Native trout will not bite on powerbait. The only reason that stocked trout will is because they are fed pellets in the hatchery and will eat anything that resembles or smells like the pellets.
- The Best Live Bait – Night crawlers are an effective live bait for catching trout, along with minnows and crayfish. A neat trick is to take a look at what lives on the shore of where you’re fishing for trout and see what might be native to their lunch or dinner menu. Mayflies, when native to the area, can be great to use during the fall season.
- The Silver Spoon – Trout, especially lake trout love to bite on a small silver spoon. The best way to use this to your advantage is to buy a lure that mimics a spoon. Our top choice is the Kastaway Trophy Spoon.
Trout Fishing Records
Listed below are the world record trout caught by fishermen just like you. This data comes directly from the IGFA (International Game Fish Association). These types of fishing records don’t change often. To see if one of the below trout records were broken you should visit the IGFA website, below we’ve provided a link to it in additional resources. Hopefully one day we’ll see your name listed below for a record trout!
Llyod Bull caught a lake trout (salvelinus namaycush) in Great Bear Lake located in Canada on August 19th, 1995 that weighed 32.65 kg (72 lbs. 0 oz.)
Sean Konrad caught a rainbow trout (onocorhynchus mykiss) in Lake Diefenbaker located in Canada on September 5th, 2009 that weighed 21.77 kg (48 lbs. 0 oz.
Chas Reed caught a golden trout (oncorhynchus aguabonita) in Cooks Lake located in Wyoming, USA on August 5th, 1948 that weighed 4.98 kg (11 lbs. 0 oz.)
N. Higgins caught a bull trout (salvelinus confluentus) in Lake Pend Oreille located in Idaho, USA on October 27th, 1949 that weighed 14.51 kg (32 lbs. 0 oz)
Dr. W. Cook caught a brook trout (salvelinus fontinalis) in the Nipigon River located in Canada on July 1st, 1916 that weighed 6.57 kg (14 lbs. 8 oz.)
John Skimmerhorn caught a cutthroat trout (oncorhynchus clarki) in Pyramid Lake located in Nevada, USA on December 1st, 1925 that weighed 18.59 kg (41 lbs. 0 oz.)
All credit for these tips goes to Fishing Tips Depot. https://www.fishingtipsdepot.com/trout-fishing-tips/