If you are interested in how to catch rainbow trout, this article is for you. In it I will draw upon my 2 plus decades of trout fishing experience to provide you with 3 trout fishing tips that will make you a much more efficient and effective trout fisherman. All of these tips have been helpful to me and I know they will be for you as well.
Anytime you talk about rainbow trout and how to catch them you have to also discuss where you will be fishing. These beautiful fish are found in two different types of water; slowing water such as rivers or streams and standing water such as lakes or ponds. The one thing that the water will have in common whether it is flowing or standing, is that it will be cold and clear. In any case for the purposes of this article the trout fishing tips being outlined are mostly for catching rainbow trout in the flowing water of a river or stream.
You Must use Mother Nature to your advantage. This tip is important anytime that you are fishing, but is nonetheless one of the best trout fishing tips that you will ever receive. Mother Nature, and specifically the weather and moon, have an incredible impact on the activity level of fish, and a fishing “activity level” is directly proportional to it’s feeding level. In other words when one or both of these forces of Mother Nature (the weather and moon) are in your favor as an angler, the more fish that you will catch. Learn the simple ways in which the weather and the moon impact fishing and you will experience more trout fishing success.
Live worms are an excellent trout bait for rainbow trout, especially when you are fishing in a river or stream. A key is to present your live worms as bait to the trout in the most natural way possible. This can be accomplished by using a set of gang hooks to rig your live worms for fishing. One of the biggest challenges to using live worms while wading and trout fishing is having an efficient and effective way to carry your worms on the water. A great trout fishing tip in relation to carrying live worms while wading is called a bait bag. A bait bag enables you to carry and access your live worms easily while wading.
You must use light fishing line. This point is extremely important when you are learning how to catch trout, whether those trout are rainbow or another trout species. Light line should almost always be used. If you are fishing for trout between eight and twenty four inches no fishing line heavier than six pound test should be used. For rainbow trout in this size range (which are 95% of rainbow trout in most areas) I personally use four pound test mono filament fishing line. If you want to know how to catch trout light line is of the utmost importance.
The aforementioned 3 tips should be added to any serious trout fisherman’s repertoire. When it comes to learning how to catch trout these 3 tips are as good as trout fishing tips get.