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Do You Want To Catch Bigger Trout?
If you want to catch bigger trout, this article is for you. Great tips and tricks that will make you a more successful trout fishermen.
If you are a person who has spent any meaningful amount of time on the water fishing for freshwater trout, such as rainbow or cutthroat trout, you are probably aware of the fact that these fish are generally not that large. As a matter of fact the average rainbow or cutthroat trout is a whopping 10-12 inches in most area’s so catching a ”big trout” can be a fairly difficult task to accomplish, but this doesn’t have to be the case.
I have been fishing for trout for more than a quarter of a century and in that time have learned that catching bigger trout is not only possible, it’s a fairly easy thing to do once you learn how to approach the act of trout fishing. So, if you would like to catch bigger trout (and you obviously do because you are reading this) read on and learn a few simple tips that will put you on the track to catching bigger trout on a consistent basis.
Nature Can Help Or Hinder You In Your Bid To Cach Bigger Trout
The most important thing that I have learned about trout fishing over the last twenty plus years is that Mother Nature has as much to do with catching trout as any other single factor. What do I mean by this? Specifically that the weather and moon (forces of Mother Nature) play a huge factor in whether or not the trout are going to be actively feeding and as you can probably imagine if the trout are actively feeding I am much more likely to catch not only more but also bigger trout.
Some study as to how the weather and moon impact fishing is definitely in order, as well as paying attention to something simple; the moon rise and set. The hour or two window that brackets either the rising or the setting of the moon is a great time to be fishing if you are looking to catch bigger trout there’s no doubt about it. Just do a quick search on the internet for the term ”moon rise” and you will find free tables that will inform you as to when the moon is rising and/or setting on a particular day of the year.
The next thing that you need to do if you want to catch bigger trout is to make sure that you are using fishing line that’s as light as possible. Many trout fishermen (especially ”newbies”) think that you have to use heavy fishing line if you want to land heavy fish, but the truth of the matter is that this simply isn’t true if you know how to ”play” your catch. Consider the fact that I regularly hook, catch, and subsequently release rainbow trout that exceed the four pound mark. Using light fishing line (either two or four pound test) is incredibly important if you want to catch more and bigger trout on a consistent basis.
Catch Bigger Trout Is About Experience
In closing let me say that these few simple tips will go a long way towards you consistently catching bigger trout, but there is nothing in this world that will increase your catch rates like experience. So, spend as much time as you can on the water fishing for trout and you to will begin to catch bigger trout.
Trevor Kugler is co-founder of JRWfishing a website focused on river and stream fishing with a focus on fishing for trout. He has more than 25 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and has spent much of that time fishing in small rivers and streams.
People all around the world love to fish. Fishing is a relaxing past time that individuals of all ages can participate in. It is easy to do, and generally requires only a small amount of equipment. Before entering the world of fishing, it can be important to understand a few of the basics. This article will introduce them to you.
Make the most of your spinnerbait by only casting it out in direct sunlight. Light is crucial to getting your spinner to flash and attract fish. Also, if you find the fish are reluctant to bite a bare spinner, add a trailer like a worm to add another dimension of interest.
When you go on a fishing trip, you should prepare your equipment carefully. You will need your fishing gear as well as protective clothing. Do not forget to take a cooler to keep the fishes you caught and any kind of safety equipment. Take a map of the area as well as a cell phone.
One thing that all fisherman should understand is that fish typically like to remain by some sort of cover. This can be an undercut bank, or a large under water rock, or anything else that provides some sort of shelter. Look to aim your casts towards any cover to increase your chances of catching fish.
Here’s a fresh water fishing tip for you. Get out of the sun and head for the trees along the bank of the lake or river. Fish love to hang out in the shallow water in the shade of trees and bushes. This is especially true during spawning season. So, when you are out on a lake, take some time to fish in the shade and increase your catch for the day.
Along with a camera, it is a good idea for catch and release fisherman to carry around a tape measure in their tackle box as well. This will allow you to properly measure your fish before you release it, giving you the option of creating a custom fish replica at a later date.
Do not eat any fish that you catch from polluted waters. Many times, these fish have diseases or illnesses that could cause you to get very sick. Only eat fish that have been caught from clean areas and make sure they are properly cleaned and cooked before you eat it.
You should learn the way water temperature affects the movement of fish. Generally speaking, fish will swim deeper when the water is cold. During seasons when the temperature fluctuates during the day (fall & spring), fish will rise as the temperature does. Adjust your casting as the day warms up and aim shallower.
Your fishing rod is the most imperative device that you can use when in the water. If you have a very old rod, invest in a new one, which can help to improve your results. New fishing rods have a higher level of technology, cast further and last for a long time.
Understand that when you go out into the water, the winds will be more forceful and in turn, the temperature is going to be cooler. Therefore, if you are fishing, always bring a jacket to resist these effects. This will put you in the most comfortable position possible on your trip.
Fishing is a fun activity that can be enjoyed by individuals of all ages, in waters across the globe. This article has introduced you to this amazing sport, and helped you to understand some of the basics involved in it. So grab your pole and find a little solace from the world around you. Your big catch is waiting!
Getting To Know Your Opponent The Fish
Out of the 6 basic groups of animals that we share this great planet with fish are one of them. They are vertebrae and are the most diversified of this grouping. The first fish to became know was over 500 million years ago and had no jaw.
with the fish there are three groups:
The main component that keeps this group of fish together is their cartilage tissue as opposed to bone. This is what makes them significantly different from the bony fish.
These fish have a skeleton and are the fish that are most common to us and the most plentiful.Their main characteristics are owning a bony carcass, and they have the slippery scales that we are so familiar with. Going back to the first of these types of fish they were found to be very streamlined characterized by large mouths and eyes. Originally they had very thick scales, but as time has evolved their scales have become much thinner.
These are the fish that eventually evolved from the jawless fish over time. The bases of their fish are fleshy giving them strength and agility. This group of fish are all but extinct now.
Now that you have a little history of the three main groups of fish, you are really going to want to read our future articles on the types of fish that you will most likely be interested in as your opponent. This could range from fresh to salt water, but there is no shortage of them by any means waiting to take you on as a worthy opponent.