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How To Catch Trout Tips For Catching More Rainbow Trout While Spin Fishing

Whether you are heading out fishing for trout for the first time or you are a trout fishing veteran there is little doubt that the most popular species of trout to target is the rainbow trout. I have been fishing for (and catching) rainbow trout for almost thirty years and in this article I will outline a few tips and tricks that I have learned over the years that have helped me fall in love with the act of fishing for the beautiful fish called the rainbow trout.

What you may find interesting is that although I love trout fishing and have fished for rainbow trout from Central Pennsylvania to Alaska, I am a spin fisherman. Many people assume that I am a fly fisherman, but I am not and instead choose to fish for rainbow trout while using ultralight spin fishing gear. Why is this the case? Because my fishing mentor taught me how to catch trout when I was a young man and he swore by ultralight gear. I began fishing for rainbow trout in the same manner and fall in love with it.

In any case, let's get down to business, what do you say? The first tip, is the easiest and was just mentioned. If you want to learn how to catch rainbow trout it starts with using ultralight gear. Using ultralight gear means that you will utilize light fishing line, which in my experience correlates to more bites anytime that you are fishing for rainbow trout. The bottom line is that when you are spin fishing for rainbows always make sure that an ultralight rod and reel are being utilized, along with fishing line that's no heavier than six pound test.

The next tip has to do with when you are fishing. Many (if not all) of the trout fishermen that I have encountered over the years give very little thought to when they are going to be fishing for trout and this is a big mistake. You see if you want to know how to catch trout on a consistent basis you need to make sure that you are on the water fishing for said trout at the most opportune times. This means paying attention to things like the weather and moon and planning your trout fishing trips accordingly. This way you can make sure that you are on the water when the trout are the most likely to be feeding, which means that you will more than likely receive more bites from hungry trout. I have found that paying attention to the weather and moon correlates directly with whether or not the trout are going to be feeding or dormant.

Finally you want to make sure that you are using an effective spinning technique. There are various spinning techniques that can be used to catch rainbow trout, but a few of the more effective that I have ever come across are drift fishing with live bait or spinners, fishing artificial flies with a casting bubble, and bottom (or still) fishing with a floating trout bait such as Powerbait. These three methods are without question the techniques that I prefer and are the ones that I employ 95% of the time.

These simple tips and tricks will help virtually anyone who enjoys spin fishing catch more rainbow trout. Whether you are just learning how to catch trout or have been spin fishing for trout for years, these tips should, without question, be a part of your trout fishing repertoire.

JRW Fishing.com ~ Quality products for fishermen from Northwest Montana
432 East Idaho, Suite #C251 Kalispell, MT 59901
email: tkugler@jrwfishing.com