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What To Use To Catch Rainbow Trout


The bottom line is that if you want to know what to use to catch rainbow trout, these 3 baits are a great place to start. If you have these baits available to you when you are fishing for rainbows, you will be hard pressed to experience a rainbow or three on the end of your line.

As a person who has been fishing for and catching rainbow trout for more than two decades, there is one question that I get asked above all others by people who are new to the area that I fish or are new to the world of trout fishing, and that question always revolves around what to use to catch rainbow trout. While there is no single answer to this extremely broad question, there are some "go to" options that every rainbow fisherman worth his or her salt should have available to them anytime that they head out trying to catch a rainbow trout or three.

Below, I will draw upon my aforementioned experience fishing for and catching rainbow trout to outline a few "must have" baits so that you know what to use to catch these beautiful fish the next time that you head out fishing. While there are literally hundreds of trout bait choices out there, as an experienced ultra light spin fisherman, the following 3 trout baits are all in my fishing vest anytime that I head out in search of rainbow trout.

  1. Berkley Power Worms and Minnows These two synthetic trout baits are manufactured specifically with rainbow trout in mind and are impregnated with trout attracting scents that many trout fishermen say actually "out fishes" live bait. I have not found this fact to be true, but have found that when live worms or minnows aren't effective, many times these Berkley Powerbait Products are, especially the 2" minnows and the floating trout worms. These Powerbait products will definitely help anyone catch more rainbow trout.
  2. Live Fishing Worms Live fishing worms, whether they have been "inflated" to still fish in stagnant or very slow moving water or they are being "drift fished" in your favorite trout river are undoubtedly my favorite trout bait of all time. Rarely do feeding rainbow trout not get fooled by a live fishing worm.
  3. Small Inline Spinners One of the easiest and simplest ways to catch a rainbow trout is by employing small inline spinners . Whether you are fishing in a lake or a river, small spinners are an excellent bait for active rainbow trout. Make sure that you have an assortment of colors and sizes so that you can experiment to find the most effective color and size spinner for the day that you are fishing.

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