Sat. Sep 24th, 2022

Trout fishing is an enjoyable and memorable pastime. But for making your fishing endeavor a success, you need to educate yourself about the different varieties of trout, their habitats, their feeding habits, anatomy, their activities during different seasons, how they spend different times of the day, where they would like to rest, how climatic conditions can affect their behavior etc. For example, if you are looking for brook trout, there is no point in spending the whole day beside a muddied waterhole. Likewise, trout fishing in winters, summers and fall require different tactics.

Trout are invariably good fighters. They can easily break your lines and get away with your lures if you are not well versed about the art of trout landing. Gathering information about the different aspects of angling for trout can be gathered from websites or local fisheries. Fishing in winters stipulates that you wear the proper attires like cold and water resistant clothing, sunglasses to escape from the glare of the snow and proper gloves to prevent injuries. In summers, a good hat whose color is not so conspicuous and sturdy but soundproof shoes is a must so that your target is not tipped off prematurely.

You can easily lure the fish by using live baits, imitation baits or spinning spoons. Once you locate an area that promises to hold trout, cast the lure in such a way that it attracts the fish but without warning them. Staying too near the stream you are fishing or walking downstream is not recommended. The best practice is to stay a little away from the stream and cast the line, or if necessary, always walk upstream while casting.

Worms are irresistible lures for a trout, but using them in different water bodies requires different casting tactics. In small streams, you need to be extremely cautious and tricky. Since the small size of the brook or stream allows the fish to spot danger easily, you need to stay back from the edge and cast the line slowly. While angling in rivers, use the worm bait as a floating prey. Since fishes in large rivers would be proportionately larger, a strong and better fishing rod is required. Cast the lure in a swift and smooth movement and keep your rod pointed upwards so that you can detect immediately if a fish takes your bait.

Spoons are very effective in landing aggressive trout. Spoons, since they reflect light, are highly effective in attracting every fish in the locality. Many experienced anglers aver that very aggressive trout mostly hit spoons. But using spoons require tactics. They should be made to wobble continuously in order to attract even the laziest trout. Once trapped, the fight starts in real earnest. If you are not endowed with enough patience and tactics, the fish would invariably win the battle of wits. Trout fishing, it has been observed, improves our love towards outdoors, the wilderness, the denizens there and serves as a good means of learning about nature and its creatures.

By rahul