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Rainbow Trout Tips

For this article, I’m going to discuss some tips that will help almost any angler catch more Rainbow Trout. Some of these rainbow trout tips may seem simple and obvious, but nonetheless they should help you be more successful as a rainbow trout angler. As anglers, we should all attempt to learn as much as we can about the fish that we’re trying to catch, at least in my opinion. These simple rainbow trout tips will help you do just that. Fishing lures


  • When The Water’s High, Use A Longer Rod – This tip is especially true in river and stream situations. When the water flow is heavier than normal (in the spring for example) using a longer fishing rod makes catching rainbow trout much easier. A longer rod enables you to “feel” your bait or lure much better. I personally have a 5-foot ultra light rod for normal water flows and a 6 foot 6 inch ultra light rod for high water flows. It makes a huge difference in the number of rainbow trout I hook and land.
  • Be Efficient – This tip is about keeping your line in the water, where the trout are, rather than out of the water while you fumble around for bait and/or equipment. Two of the best ways to accomplish being efficient are through the use of both retractors and a bait bag. Especially a bait bag. A bait bag is used for carrying your live worms while fishing. If you’re a live worm angler, like me, then you must begin using a bait bag, it’s as simple as that.
  • Use Gang Hooks – When fishing for rainbow trout with live bait (especially live worms) gang hooks should be used. Gang Hooks are the best way that I’ve ever seen to present a live worm in a completely natural manner. Presenting your live worms in a natural manner outstretched the way God intended, helps you get more bites, it’s as simple as that. As a matter of fact, in most instances gang hooks will out fish single hooks two to one!
  • Wear Drab Clothing – Being camouflaged isn’t necessary, but neither is wearing a bright white T-shirt while fishing for rainbow trout. Trout a very sensitive to anything that is “out of place” in their environment. This is especially true with native rainbow trout. Wearing clothing that makes you stick out like a sore thumb is never a good idea, and will cost you bites. Stick with clothing that matches with your environment as much as possible.

These simple tips, that I’m calling rainbow trout tips, will help be more successful while fishing for rainbow trout. Most of these tips are for those of you who fish in or along a river or stream, but you probably already figured that out. The bottom line is that these simple, yet effective tips will help you be more successful.

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