If you spend any time trout fishing and want to catch more and bigger trout, there is one specific type of trout bait that should be used above almost any other. That trout bait is live worms and in this article I will outline a couple of tips for using live worms while trout fishing so that you can catch more trout. I have been using these specific trout fishing tips to my advantage for than two decades and know how effective they are, and now you can use them too.
The first thing to point out about trout fishing with live worms is that live worms are most effective when fished in the flowing water of either a river or stream. This particular trout bait tends to be much less effective when fished in lake fishing situations. That isn’t to say that live worms can’t be effective in a lake fishing situation, it’s simply that live worms seem to be more effective when used while trout fishing in river situations.
With that being said, let’s get down to business, shall we?
Live worms are a very effective bait and the first key to using live worms for trout fishing is to rig your worm in a natural and effective manner possible. This is accomplished by using the proper worm rigs. When your live worm is rigged properly for trout fishing the worm will flow naturally with the current, making it much more enticing to the trout that you are attempting to catch. Using proper worm rigs is extremely importing when using live worms to catch trout (or any other fish species for that matter), especially in river fishing situations.
One of the biggest challenges to using live worms as bait, especially when river fishing while wading, is having a good place to store the live worms so that you can access them quickly and easily. This is where an effective worm carrier, such as a bait bag comes into play. With a bait bag your live worms are always literally “at your fingertips” waiting to be used. This is a huge advantage to the person that is trout fishing with live worms, especially if they are wading (which many times they are when fishing for trout).
The bottom line is that if you want to experience more trout fishing success on your next trout fishing excursion, live worms and the aforementioned tips should be added to your fishing arsenal sooner rather than later, especially when you are river fishing. Also, don’t forget these tips aren’t exclusively for trout fishing and can be used to catch almost any species of fish that swims in the flowing water of a river or stream and will bite a live worm.