Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fishing For Trout - 3 Tips Every Trout Angler Needs to Use

As temperatures rise and the spring really "kicks into gear" many people start to turn their attention to fishing for trout. In this article I will provide you with 3 tips that every trout angler needs to use. I learned these tips from a man that was considered a trout fishing master many years ago in central Pennsylvania, and know I will pass them along to you.

Some of these trout fishing tips may seem over simplistic, but that doesn't make them any less effective. As a matter of fact, my mentor believed in simplicity not only in life, but also in fishing. The truth is that many times the simpler a fishing technique is, the more effective it is. The bottom line is that when fishing for trout, any or all of these tips will make you a much more effective and successful trout angler.

* Use Mother Nature To Your Advantage - Trout (as well as all fish) are affected my the forces of Mother Nature, particularly the weather & moon. The truth is that the weather & moon have as much to do with you catching trout as the type of trout bait that you choose to use. Knowing when these two forces of Mother Nature are in your favor, such as during a new moon, will increase your bite rates dramatically. Being on the water when the trout are the most active is a great advantage, and the weather & moon are the keys to being on the water at the best times.

* Be As Efficient As Possible - Being efficient when trout fishing is very important, and here's why. The more efficient you are the less time you'll be spending performing mundane tasks like baiting up and re-tying. This time can then be spent with your line in the water where the trout are. Being efficient will make you a much more effective trout angler. Items such as an effective worm carrier, retractors for carrying lightweight gear, and a fishing vest are invaluable to the serious trout fisherman and make anyone a much more efficient angler.

* Present Bait Effectively - When fishing for trout it is imperative that your bait is presented effectively. Some people think just threading a worm onto a hook or covering a size six hook with Powerbait is an effective way to fish for trout. Nothing could be farther from the truth, especially when you are dealing with larger, more experienced trout. The best way to present bait effectively is by using gang hooks. Gang hooks are the best way to present bait effectively.

The next time you go out fishing for trout remember these effective tips. They will make you a much better angler. Remember: there's no substitute for spending time on the water practicing your craft, so I suggest you get out there and put these tips into practice.

Trevor Kugler is co-founder of and an avid angler. He has more than 20 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his three year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country.....Montana!

By Trevor Kugler

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