Learning, when, where, how and so on is all a part of being a beginner trout fishing expert. Take the time to learn the ropes and understand common fishing courtesy’s before just stopping at the nearest lake, puddle or pond. It really is all in the know how.
Where to Fish– Are you so new to the world of fishing that knowing where and when a trout may appear is not immediately clear. Trout just like any other fish have seasons and specific areas that they pool together. You won’t find trout available anytime of the year and you certainly won’t find them in every body of water. Visit a local bait and tackle store, most places usually have an old timer or two that can tell you the ropes. Take your time, they may reminisce awhile but eventually, they let go of the secrets. While there, pick up a fishing map of your area and maybe specifically for trout.
Requirements to Fish– Make sure you purchase you fishing license and don’t forget the special stamp that allows trout fishing. Without it, you won’t be taking anything home but a fine. Read the requirements for your area, you need to know the quantity, the size and the types of anything you plan to catch and keep.
Type of Bait– Everyone will always find their favorite lure, bug, food item, and real or fake item. However the good old fashioned night crawler still takes the cake when it comes to trout. Save you money for more important things and equipment.
Gear– You may want to invest in a set of wadders or hipboots. Sometimes, you have to get a little wet to catch that pretty boy. Unless you don’t mind sitting in wet and grimy clothes all day maybe you can start with just a high pair of rubber boots until you know it’s for you.
Rods & Reels- Simple and easy here. Keep it under six feet, keep it light and keep it spinning. Choose a spin casting reel and you should have a great start.
Trout fishing can be a fun and rewarding experience. There are several types and all are tasty. It isn’t always as it seems and the longer you have practiced, the more rewarding it will become. A nice thing to shoot for is the day you can throw fly fishing for trout into the mix. That takes talent and skill, you can get there one trout at a time.