Sunday, August 23, 2009

How to Catch Trout - River Fishing Tips

When it comes to fishing for trout there is probably no better place to catch these fish than the flowing waters of a river. This article will provide you with some very effective river fishing tips that have been learned through more than twenty years of real world river fishing experience. If you want to know how to catch trout in rivers this article is for you.

The type of river that I'm referring to in this article is the type that you can wade. In many cases this type of river is considered a "small" river. Some anglers like to float these types of rivers and stop along their trip to wade and fish the areas of the river that "look good". However you choose to fish your trout river, these river fishing tips will make you a much more effective trout angler.

My mentor taught me many years ago that if you want to know how to catch trout when fishing in a river live bait needs to be employed. I realize that when many people think of trout fishing they think of fly fishing, but fishing with feathers is not what this article is about. This article is about fishing in rivers with bait. My mentors' favorite live bait for trout was live worms and worms are my favorite trout bait to this day. When a live worm is allowed to flow naturally with the current of a river, rolling along the bottom as it drifts, the results can be nothing less than amazing.

The best way to rig a live worm to fish in this manner is a set of gang hooks. Gang hooks are just a pair of small hooks tied in tandem, which allow for a completely natural and realistic presentation. These hooks are attached to your line by using a small barrel swivel to prevent your line from twisting, and the rig is weighted by using split shot sinkers. The goal with this rig (as I said before) is for your worm to flow naturally with the current, bouncing along the bottom as it flows. If you want to know how to catch trout while river fishing, it begins with the use of gang hooks.

Another extremely effective river fishing tip is to have an effective way to carry your live worms while fishing. Most anglers just throw the Styrofoam container that worms are purchased in into their fishing vest and call it good. While this works, it's not even close to the most effective option for carrying live worms while fishing. When wading in a river you want to have your worms at your fingertips at all time for baiting up and re-baiting. A bait bag is the best way to accomplish this task.

These simple river fishing tips will make you a much more efficient and effective trout angler. These tips have been helping me catch trout for more than twenty years and I know they will do the same for you. The key is to spend as much time as possible on the water putting the tips into action. The more you practice the technique the more proficient and successful you will become.

Trevor Kugler is co-founder of and an avid angler. He has more than 25 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his five year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country.

By Trevor Kugler

Stumble Upon Toolbar


Other News

Do You Have Website and Want to Link Exchange With Me ??

Click Here to Know How you can Link Exchange with Me