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Trout Fishing

best bait for trout in streams

Uploaded on July 10, 2012

So I went fishing at a local spot here in new York yesterday and didn't have much luck at all. The spot consists of a large pool that is fed by some small rapids from a stream. I could visually see about 6 large trout about 1-2 feet long circling a deeper pool off shore. I was using a spinner rod an tried using numerous types of bait but nothing worked. I started with berkley trout worms, then Berkley glitter dough bait, than I moved to a small spoon, rapala minnow plug, and live trout worms. I was passing the bait right in front of them but no bites. I'm going to try some different live bait next time like wax worms or red worms also I'm gonna switch up the time of day I was there from 5-8 pm. Anyone have any suggestions?

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from fezzant wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Wax worms are a decent idea. I would also try live leaches. If either of those don't work, try again with smaller hooks and lighter line or fluorocarbon line / leader. If you're feeling particularly ambitious, turn over a few rocks out of the stream and hook a few of the larger nymphs you find there (assuming this is legal where you're fishing).

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from chuckles wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Try going back at night with a floating rapala or a Scum Rat or other mouse looking lure. Big trout can be less wary at night and they have probably seen most of the day anglers' offerings. That and the big ones like the real meal deal.
Good luck and be careful around the water at night.

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from Matthew Hardin wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Find out what they're eating and try to match it! that's the simplest way I can think of to get a trout to bite. I agree with the comment above as well, hit em with something new at night! make sure you're using the right line, and keep your hands off the lure if you can! the big trout are wary for a reason and wont do well with unnatural scents. good luck!!!

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from Bethelbeast wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Most times, when you can see a fish, it can see you. So, next time you go to the pool, try casting from a distance that the fish can't see you at. Or try kneeling or crouching near the pool and casting. Whatever you need to do to get out of their sight. Also, sometimes, the bigger trout are lazy. So, you can get a three-way swivel, attach your line to one hole, a good weight to another hole, and at the last hole, at least a foot or so of 6lb line(or your preference) with a worm, leech, cut bait, dead bait, or live bait at the end. The bait should sit at the bottom and not move much or at all, and the lazy trout should gobble up the bait. Good luck!

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from Sayfu wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Artificial flies! Learn to fly fish, and see a trout take your fly...you'll throw all that other equipment away, and become a fly angler for life.

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from Knife Freak wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Hey sayfu you might disagree if you saw my last attempt at fly fishing.

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from 007 wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Power Bait, nightcrawlers, crickets, salmon eggs, corn, or Potomac Coachmen spinners.

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from Bassinbick wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

I love to go fishing with a daredevil with a nice and juicy night crawler on. Also salmon eggs always work with me to. Good luck!!

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from Sayfu wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Again, learn to flyfish. You will gain much more appreciation for fishing. Much more satisfaction in catching a fish. Much more feeling of accomplishment. Raise the elevation of your game. Step up to the plate, and challenge yourself. You can do it. Yesterday I not only caught some beautiful, big trout on the fly, I rescued two women that were hanging onto a logjam for dear life. Their canoe hit the jam, flipped and pinned the women up against the jam, and their canoe. Moral to the story? When on a river that is anything, but frog water, leave the canoe at home.

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from Bassinbick wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

I love to go fishing with a daredevil with a nice and juicy night crawler on. Also salmon eggs always work with me to. Good luck!!

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from fezzant wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Wax worms are a decent idea. I would also try live leaches. If either of those don't work, try again with smaller hooks and lighter line or fluorocarbon line / leader. If you're feeling particularly ambitious, turn over a few rocks out of the stream and hook a few of the larger nymphs you find there (assuming this is legal where you're fishing).

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from chuckles wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Try going back at night with a floating rapala or a Scum Rat or other mouse looking lure. Big trout can be less wary at night and they have probably seen most of the day anglers' offerings. That and the big ones like the real meal deal.
Good luck and be careful around the water at night.

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from 007 wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Power Bait, nightcrawlers, crickets, salmon eggs, corn, or Potomac Coachmen spinners.

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from Matthew Hardin wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Find out what they're eating and try to match it! that's the simplest way I can think of to get a trout to bite. I agree with the comment above as well, hit em with something new at night! make sure you're using the right line, and keep your hands off the lure if you can! the big trout are wary for a reason and wont do well with unnatural scents. good luck!!!

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from Bethelbeast wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Most times, when you can see a fish, it can see you. So, next time you go to the pool, try casting from a distance that the fish can't see you at. Or try kneeling or crouching near the pool and casting. Whatever you need to do to get out of their sight. Also, sometimes, the bigger trout are lazy. So, you can get a three-way swivel, attach your line to one hole, a good weight to another hole, and at the last hole, at least a foot or so of 6lb line(or your preference) with a worm, leech, cut bait, dead bait, or live bait at the end. The bait should sit at the bottom and not move much or at all, and the lazy trout should gobble up the bait. Good luck!

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from Sayfu wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Artificial flies! Learn to fly fish, and see a trout take your fly...you'll throw all that other equipment away, and become a fly angler for life.

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from Knife Freak wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Hey sayfu you might disagree if you saw my last attempt at fly fishing.

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from Sayfu wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Again, learn to flyfish. You will gain much more appreciation for fishing. Much more satisfaction in catching a fish. Much more feeling of accomplishment. Raise the elevation of your game. Step up to the plate, and challenge yourself. You can do it. Yesterday I not only caught some beautiful, big trout on the fly, I rescued two women that were hanging onto a logjam for dear life. Their canoe hit the jam, flipped and pinned the women up against the jam, and their canoe. Moral to the story? When on a river that is anything, but frog water, leave the canoe at home.

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