Bait and Tackle

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 19:15 | Filled in Blog
Stick to quality name brands. A standard spinning reel and rod will do for most trout. Use a 4 or 6 pound test line and very small hooks.  

It is suggested you carry a variety of baits to choose from. Good bait to use:
  • Worms – your best bet if the water is muddy.
  • Salmon eggs – convenient and especially liked by rainbow and brown trout.
  • Minnows (live or artificial) – lethal trout catchers in the hands of experienced anglers.
  • Marshmallows – small, easy to find and carry and irresistible to stocked trout.

Other good bait to try: insect larvae, kernel corn, egg sacs, crayfish, spinners, spoons and flies (wet and dry).

This may sound odd, but you may want to dirty your hands a bit before handling your bait. The scent of your bait may be altered if you handle it with your bare hands. To ensure this doesn’t happen, try rubbing your hands with dirt or muck from your fishing location. Toss your bait upstream and let it drift downward.

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