Trout come in a variety which include, brown, rainbow,brook,steelhead and cutthroat. They mainly live in North America, Asia and Europe, but they have been taken into other parts of the world because fishermen love trout for their size, colour and for the great sport of catching them. Mainly you will find trout in cooler rivers and lakes. If you see fast flowing water turns to a slower pace or where deeper water turns to shallow, this is a good place to start looking.
Trout fishing can be fun and sometimes these fish can try your patience because of their moody temperament. Everyone has their favourite bait for catching trout and if you find something that works for you then stick with it, but if not listed below are a few ideas on what you could use. Salmoneggs,crayfish,minnows,earthworms,insects,spinners,you should also consider using something out of the ordinary like a corn or a piece of marshmallow. All anglers seem to use the same baits and if you could come up with something different that the trout are feeding on ,you could be onto a good days fishing.
Fly fishing is another good way to catch trout. There are a number of different flies on the market to choose from and it is always good to have a selection. Some of the flies on the market do not resemble any insect or fly at all.
This is because they are not supposed to as they are mealy food recognition as appose to imitation. The feeding habits of the trout change from species to species as well as time of day and difference in waters, fast or slow. Many factors have to be taken into consideration when fishing for trout and no one thing can determine weather you get it right or wrong. Trout are a very cunning and unpredictable fish and the more time that you spend practising the easier it will be to make the right choices to enable you to master this species. These fish will take a lot of time and patience to overcome, but if you can put in the time and gain the knowledge you will need your rewards will be worth it in the end. Try to remember you do not need to imitate a specific fly or insect to catch these fish so try going for something that does not resemble any of flies you usually use.
Give it a go, you may be pleasantly surprised and good luck.
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