Of the many ways to fish for trout, few are more effective than bait fishing. In this article, I’m going to outline some tips to help you be more effective when bait fishing for these multicolored beauties. These are simple tips and easy to do.
When done properly, which this article will help you with, bait fishing for trout is as much of an art form as any manner of fishing has ever been proclaimed to be. Below you will find three main points to keep in mind, all of which will make you a much more efficient and effective trout angler.
Use light fishing line. When bait fishing for trout you want to use fishing line that’s as light as you feel comfortable with. I use four-pound test monofilament when bait fishing. A four-pound test is that I use for all of my trout fishing. The six-pound test is okay as well, but anything heavier than this should not be employed. You want your bait to be what the trout stay focused on, and the heavier your fishing line is, the apter the trout are to see it. I suppose you can guess what happens if the trout detect your line? Yep, they are much less apt to bite.
Use a bait bag. When bait fishing, many times that bait is live worms, and when using live worms as bait you need to have and the efficient and effective way to carry said worms. The simplest way to accomplish this task is to use a bait bag. With a bait bag, your worms are always at your fingertips waiting to be used, and you’ll never have to search for your bait again. This simple act gives you more time with your line in the water (where the trout are) rather than out of the water while you look for your worms.
Use the right kind of hooks. Gang hooks are the most effective way to present bait while fishing. This is especially true in the case of live worms. These hooks are simply a pair of small hooks tied in tandem, which enable you to present the bait realistically. Always use gang hooks when bait fishing for trout, or any other species of fish for that matter.
Take these simple tips, and you will have a great time fishing. Use one or all of them on your next fishing excursion and find out for yourself just how great these tips are.