Several top trout fishing spots for all seasons

Andy Whitcomb

Trout are one of the most popular types of fish. They are vigorous fighters who habitually inhabit some of our finest waters. Catching trout can be very difficult at times, so it is helpful to know a wide variety of baits and trout fishing facilities.

Fly fishing with a dry fly is a good place to start. A “dry” fly is a tiny bait that swims in the current or rides high to tempt trout on the surface. Tremendous fun watching trout rise up to strike a dainty bait. If this is not what the trout wants, you cannot bother the trout with deeper feeding by using this method first and staying clandestinely at it, and you can switch to other techniques.

For trout that feed closer to the bottom, fly anglers use a wet fly, e.g. B. a pearl nymph jumping on the ground. And for everything in between, where permitted, tandem trout fishing tackle can be helpful. For example, a second high-flying dry fly can be tied to this beaded nymph with a leader to give the trout double options during a drift. Or the trout rig can be reversed, with a dry fly being the first bait and even acting as a bobber for a wet fly tied a few inches below. The effective spacing between flies can vary widely, but a good takeoff length is around 18 inches.

Of course, fishing with trout bait can be very productive. In addition to live bait standards such as wax worms, night crawlers, and minnows, there are many types of packaged bait products. Adjusting a piece of split-shot weight on the line makes this simple trout rig hard to beat, especially when fishing with children. Some trout fishing tackle even combine bait and bait. A local favorite trout rig combines a spinner with a dried, salted minnow.

Trout fishing tackle can be simple or fairly complex depending on the situation and trout behavior. When renewing your fishing license, be sure to follow the rules, as some areas may only allow single fly presentations. If tandem fly rigs are allowed in trout fishing, they are a great way to show trout multiple choices and spot exactly what they want.

Andy Whitcomb

Andy is an outdoor writer ( and stressed out dad has contributed over 380 blogs to since 2011. Born in Florida but raised on the banks of farm ponds in Oklahoma, he now hunts pike, small bass and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fishery research technician at OSU, in the US state of Iowa and in the US state of Michigan.