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Trout Fishing 101: Trout Fishing Tips For Any Angler

Behind bass, panfish, and catfish, trout are the 4th most sought after gamefish in North America. They always put up a good fight, are abundant from sea to shining sea, and are pretty tasty when anglers decide to keep them. Natives to most cold water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean, the West Coast is one of the best places to …

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How To Find And Catch Winter Trout

Winter has just about the opposite effect on the wanderings of trout as it does on bass and other warm-water game fish. I have mainly fished Lake Taneycomo in Missouri and the White River below Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas during winter and have noticed rainbow and brown trout can be just about anywhere on those waters when it’s cold. …

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How To Prevent Snagging In Grass With 4 Killer Baits

If bass fishing was a college degree, “fishing in and around aquatic vegetation” would be a capstone course required for graduation. Aquatic grasses hold baitfish and provide protection from predators. You can almost bet that no matter where you are in the country, if there’s any weeds at all – there’s going to be at least a few bass hanging around. …

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How To Catch Trout In Heavy Current

To most trout fisherman, you know the deal when you’re chasing your target species. You’ll be fishing in a lot of rivers, streams, and channels. Getting to and from the spots you wish to cast will be difficult. And the current might be an issue. Catching trout in heavy current is possible, though, and if you know what you are …

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Start Throwing Grasshoppers To Catch Late-Summer Trout

Want to catch late-summer trout? Try drowning a hopper! By late summer, most of the hatches of aquatic insects are done for the year, and stream trout begin to focus more and more on baitfish, crawfish, and terrestrials as their dominant food sources. That makes it a prime-time for grasshopper fishing. One of the most popular of those river-dwelling terrestrials …

How To Use Marshmallows (Yes, Marshmallows) To Catch Trout

Marshmallows for trout? Yes please! Quick quiz – What do nine year olds and trout have in common? Answer – They both love to eat marshmallows. Seriously though, this may seem crazy, but trout fishermen across the west have been catching trout on marshmallows for years, and they still work. Scented marshmallows work even better, and when loaded with a …

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3 Basic Techniques To Catch More Trout

Although there is a wealth of knowledge available in book and on the internet about trout fishing techniques, much of it is overwhelming and above the level of most beginner anglers. The bulk of it is also geared specifically to fly anglers, and although fly fishing is a blast (and a great way to catch trout) – it’s not the …