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Best trout lure: soft lure, hard lure. Fishing for trout

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Best trout lure: soft, hard lure. Fishing for trout

Best trout lure: we choose to fish the hollowed-out banks in the still cold water at season opening. To do this, we fish with soft lures rigged on a jig head with a weight adapted to the strength of the current/depth. Too light a weight will be washed away with the current, but too heavy and the lure will snag and drag the bottom. The right jig head must be perfectly matched to the profile of the river, and the fisherman needs a decent assortment of sizes to adapt to the current condition. This type of adjustment of the weight of the jig head is done at the edge of the water in the action of fishing according to the flow noted at the time of your outing.

For trout fishing with lures, other lures are among the best: hardbaits and small wobbling spoons are ideal. Fishing for trout with a single hook rather than a treble hook will help promote catch and release and let the fish go with minimum injuries for the next time, so think about it! For most of these best lures we are fishing facing upstream, we go up the river to stay outside of the fish sight. Whether fishing for large trout in the bigger water with a jerkbait minnow (harbait with a lip) or prospecting in a small river, the sun must be taken into account.  Indeed, the shadow cast on the water quickly reveals the presence of the fisherman and definitely shuts the mouth of the trout. To fish well, we keep the sun facing us to avoid casting a shadow on the fish.

For the deepest parts of the water, we use sinking lures, allowing us to explore the deepest pool of water. The retrieve speed of the lure depends on the cranking speed of your reel. It is important to choose a reel with the right ratio for your freshwater trout fishing techniques. This is an important factor as you must adapt the lure retrieve to the mood of the fish which can be active or apathetic.

Fishing brown trout and rainbow trout

First of all, the trout is a salmonid that populates our rivers and streams, artificial reservoirs and mountain lakes. Three species share the field: the native brown trout and the stocked rainbow trout. Finally, it is not uncommon at the time of the opening season that stocking of rainbow trout is made in the wild. These trout end up adapting to this new environment.

Where to fish for trout ?

To begin with, trout fishing with lures is practiced in different environments. Fishing in streams and small rivers are dynamic, these streams offer very specific areas to prospect. Fishing with a small hardbait called jerkbait or minnow is interesting. We use a linear retrieve, punctuated by small sharp twitches allowing the lure to jump off track. This retrieve mimics a wounded prey that the trout selects in priority. This type of baits has different densities, the one that interests us is the floating density for these environments. The length of the bill of the jerkbait minnow is a crucial point as to the diving depth at which it evolves. For streams and small rivers, choosing a short lip to fish under the surface is ideal for stalking trout in these areas. Trout fishing in streams and rivers: trout anglers are love to catch trout with light line and finesse presentation in small streams with the traditional mepps aglia, soft plastics and minnows.

Trout fishing: Mountain streams

This type of environment is rich in food and offers many hiding places for the trout. Two fishing techniques allow you to alternate between fishing with hard baits and fishing with soft lures with light jig heads. We favor the areas of eddies and current breaks, such as the downstream of rocks, end of riffles, and bends in the river. The best hard lure for this type of area will be of suspending density, with a short bill. The lure retrieve consists of casting ¾ downstream, taking advantage of the water flow to make the lure swim. The lure is retrieved when it is perpendicular, punctuated by small pulls called twitches. On the soft lure side, a 3 to 4-inch shad is ideal on small jig heads. Here too we take advantage of the water flow to explore the deeper water, inaccessible to the minnow.

Trout fishing: Wide river/chalk stream

This type of habitat contains the biggest trout. These large rivers are not necessarily the easiest to fish because of their strong currents. We probe the water with the spoon, mid-depth, which allows reaching all spots. For this reason we select diving lures or lures of sinking density to reach the pools in which the big trout are found. A floating or suspending minnow would be quickly swept away by the fast currents. Thus a small minnow of 5 to 7 cm, of sinking density, allows reaching the zones close to the bottom in a deeper pool, behind current breaks where bigger trout are feeding. The soft lure also has its place in your selection of lures providing you use a jig head allowing you to make contact with the bottom. A linear retrieve ¾ downstream is possible; for the deepest zones a bottom hopping type lure work is good.

Trout fishing: Reservoir and mountain lake

These natural or artificial fishing zones are fished with hardbait of different diving depths. The small 6 cm longbill minnow are perfect and allow to be propelled at great distances. The middle and lower depth of the fishing area is quickly reached with these hard lures. In these zones you can find brown trout but also lake trout, they like spinners and the soft lure shad or finesse shad. A spinner is perfect for shallow areas when trout are active. In conclusion, to fish well for trout, a collection of assorted sizes, weights and colors allow you to face all situations.