To many, trout is perhaps the hardest fish to catch. It is not as straightforward as other fish are when it comes to finding the bait. Compared to catfish it is one of the most difficult fish to catch, but given certain parameters, it will become easy for users to find and catch trout, regardless of which kind it is.
Tips for finding trout, regardless of where you live, are simple and do not require any prep work beforehand.
- Ease up on the Bait – The general rule of thumb for some fish is to stock up on the fish bait because it lures the fish out. That may be true in some cases, but not in all. It is especially not true in trout’s case. Trout are traditionally “picky” eaters. They don’t eat larger items but rather are seen as nibblers. Smaller sized bait will go a long way in attracting the fish. Part of the science behind that is because they are smaller fish, thus needing smaller amounts of food at one “sitting”. Bigger fish like carp and catfish more often go with bigger bait. In regards to bait, trout is not turned on to smellier baits. The smellier the bait the more they will be turned off.
- Patience – Patience is a virtue when fishing. You could in theory have the same bait on the same hook for hours and not catch anything. Trout are picky eaters, but they’re cautious eaters, too. Any strange movements or anything that seems out of place will give them the wrong impression. Their eyes are much better than other fish while many other species rely on their sense of smell. Be patient and don’t be surprised if they don’t come out immediately.
- Don’t Move or Shake – Of course this is impossible but at least limit it. Trout, especially rainbow trout gets scared off easily. Whether you are in a boat or on shore, keep the moving to a minimum. Fish can actually sense it, not just trout.
- High Rising Areas – Days after a rain some areas of rivers, lakes, or ponds raise higher than others. This is a prime place for trout to hang out. On the inverse, places that are lower tend to have the same result.
- Warmer Temperatures – Warmer weather is more conducive to catching trout. They thrive in the warmer weather for a number of reasons. Late spring and early summer are prime times for spawning so there is an abundance of trout come warmer weather time.