Trout fishing is no different from any other kind of fishing because you’ll have days when you’d go home empty handed. There are any number of good reasons that can happen no matter how much you know. Maybe you can just remind yourself of why you do it and what is it about fishing that you really love. Here are three solid tips that will tilt the odds in your favor and maybe folks will talk about you.
The first thing to do, if you are serious about fishing, is to study about fishes and learn as much as you can about them. Nature made trout in such a way that they prefer water with higher amounts of oxygen. When you’re at a fishing site, evaluate the water while keeping the oxygen levels of the different areas in mind. If you see water that is stirred up near the surface, it will most likely have a higher level of oxygen. You can easily tell the difference between patches of water that have been disturbed and those that are calm and still.
Check for places where the water is agitated and obstacles are present. And what about water that is moving faster as compared to a slow flow of water? Search out the signs. They’re not difficult to pick out given experience and learning what you need to know.
You might not realize that the phases of the moon have an effect on trout, but they do and you can find a greater amount of activity when the moon is in the right places during its phases. Obviously, if you want to take advantage of this, you’ll need to be out fishing on the water or at least standing along a bank.
Another element that has a direct effect on trout and other fishes is the weather. You need to recognize the weather conditions that will play a role in the dissolved oxygen in the water. Furthermore, it is more demanding to fish for trout on bright and sunny days.
The next tip has to do with the hooks you choose for fishing. Use gang hooks baited with live worms like experienced, successful anglers have been doing for years. With this type of rig, there are several other scenarios you can use that will bring success. Try using more than one gang hook, all with live bait. Then you let the whole thing drift in the current and this can really get a response. If you don’t have a current – for example in a lake – gang hook rigs can still be used with success. There are special “floating baits” that you can use that were designed specifically to be used with gang hooks.
Your fishing trip will be much better if you’ve taken the time to check the fishing conditions and make sure that your tackle and gear are matched. Knowing the “tools of your trade” when it comes to trout fishing will make your fishing trips memorable and rewarding.
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