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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fishing for Trout in Spring

Seasoned trout fishermen know that early spring is one of the best times to visit their favorite trout fishing hole

It's springtime and to many of die-hard fishermen this means the spring trout fishing season starts soon. Seasoned trout fishermen know that start of March is one of the best times to visit their favorite trout fishing hole. Taking their spoons, taking out their fishing lines, and sharpening the hooks o.

In the spring, the water is usually higher and much murkier due to the spring storms and melting ice. The trout are often feeding very aggressively during March and april months, opportunistically taking] anything that looks like food in the quickly moving water. To be able to grab food though, they must be able to see it through the mud rich, stained water.

Flashy Spoons

The main thing to remember when trout fishing early spring is that the flashier the fishing lure, the better. The most popular lure among the trout fishing experts is the spoon, very flashy by nature, most all spoons put off flash and vibration when pulled through the water with every type of retrieval method.

The best spoon to use also depends on the type of water being fished, determining factors are also the spoons weight in relation to its' length. Wide streams and deep holes require a heavier spoon, one that can be worked faster and cast further than lighter ones.

Water color

The water color is another determining factor when choosing the correct swimming action as well as the proper colors and finishes. Tighter wobbling spoons are great for clear water, while a wider wobbling spoon is the ace in the hole for dirty, murky water. The wider wobbling spoon sends out larger pulses and makes a wider visible impression in the water; both of these qualities can help the fish find the spoon.

It is hard to say why certain color or finish would result in more strikes than another on one day and not the next afternoon. Still, the basics are, metal finishes seem to work best for clear or slightly dirty water while very dirty water calls for brightly painted or very flashy holographic strips on the spoon. Neon colors such as chartreuse, orange, and hot pink are easy for the trout to spot in dirty water. On the other hand, black makes an easy to see contrast even in the dirtiest of waters.

Tips To Catching Spring Trout On A Spoon

One of the biggest advantages that the trout fisherman has in early spring is that the strong currents that accompany the high water levels will position the fish in obvious areas and make the feeding alleys very easy to recognize. The trout will hang out in the only places they can, behind obstructions that slow the water current such as rocks and logs.

Spoons can be fished in a variety of ways to catch the trout both near the surface and on the bottom. The general idea is to cast either upstream or cross current. Downstream casts equal upstream retrieval, most spoons do not operate properly with the constant current against them, this also does not fit into the genre of natural foods that are floating along with the current.

The best overall way to work a spoon in trout water is to use it for short casts upstream and cross current while practicing a combination of rod sweeps and stops that put the bait to action as the water carries it downstream. This puts the lure right over the heads of the trout in the proper direction that they are used to seeing their food come from.


With a bit of practice and a taste for trout, you should be slaying the springtime trout in no time at all. This is your best chance ever to catch a hungry trout this year. Spring has Sprung for trout fishing, so grab your best fishing gear and go get em'!

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