When you think of the term “fishing for trout”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most people fly fishing is the first thing that comes to mind when the think of trout fishing, but the fact of the matter is that “fly fishing” isn’t the only or even the best way to fish for trout. Fishing for trout while using traditional spinning gear is also quite effective, especially if you know what you are doing, and in this article I will explain how to fish for trout with a spinning rod so that you can experience more success the next time that you head out onto the water.
The first thing to consider in regards to attempting to catch trout with a spinning rod is the size of the gear that you use. While many anglers have one fishing rod and reel that they use anytime that they go fishing and this is a big mistake. You need to have a rod and reel that are dedicated to fishing for trout your rod and reel need to be a certain size which would be the size known as ultralight. You see, ultralight rods and reels are designed specifically for using light fishing line and small baits, both of which are a must anytime that you fish for trout with a spinning rod. Not only this, but your reel needs to be spooled with very light fishing line as well, either two, four test is ideal.
Now that we know that you are using the correct gear, next we have the types of hooks and/or trout fishing lures that you use. Just like your rod and reel these also need to be small. Trout lures should be from 1/32 to 1/4 of an ounce and trout fishing hooks should be size 8 or 10 anytime that you fish for trout with a spinning rod.
Next we have the techniques that you employ when you fish for trout. While many people tend to think that there aren’t many techniques that can be used when you fish with spinning gear, nothing could be farther from the truth. Some of the more effective techniques to use when fishing for trout would include; drift fishing live bait, drifting streamers, fishing artificial flies with a fly fishing bubble, and bottom fishing with Powerbait. If you want to know how to fish for trout with a spinning rod do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with some innovative techniques such as the ones listed above.
The final factor to consider when learning how to fish for trout with a spinning rod is the way in which you approach the water that you are fishing in. When fishing for trout, many times you are going to fishing in a river or stream and in these bodies of water trout can be a very skittish bunch. In rivers and streams if trout detect human activity they tend to get “spooked” and won’t bite. For this reason you always want to cause as little disturbance in the water as possible by not wear brightly colored clothes or hats, and never making loud abrupt noises (especially under the water). All of these things can “spook” the trout, which means that the fishing will be much more difficult. Follow these simple rules and you will be well on your way to catching trout consistently while using a spinning rod and reel.
Source by Trevor Kugler