Understanding the basics of trout fishing immediately puts you at an advantage against over-enthusiastic anglers that have bought all the kit and more but have no relevant experience. Drew discusses a few basic tips that will be sure to come in handy.
All anglers have to start somewhere and trout fishing isn’t necessarily a skill that people are born with. To help you get your feet, and your line, wet when it comes to catching trout, here are a few basic tips that will allow you to have a lot more success when beginning your trout fishing career.
Trial and error is a great way to become an expert in your own right, but keep these things in mind and you will save yourself a lot of time, and frustration.
While there are quite a few people out there that will tell you that trout fishing is quite similar to other types of fishing, this is simply not the case. Fishing for trout is quite different and the methods and techniques you use will vary greatly depending on where you are and which type of trout you are after. And this isn’t always in terms of species, but actually the kind of trout.
There are two different kinds of trout, native trout and planted trout.
Planted trout are the ones that have been bred by humans and are placed in certain waters and habitats. Native trout are the ones that are born and grow up in natural circumstances. At the end on the day you have to remember that the difference between hooking planted trout and hooking native trout is like playing against a football team from the EPL and playing against a team of 12 year olds.
Native trout are far more perceptive and aware of what is going on around them, so you need to have an understanding of which type of trout exists in the area you are fishing.
Aside from that, here are a few tips that all beginners can use to ensure the most fun and the most excitement when heading out to lure some trout.
Tie on Light Line
Too many amateur fishers use line that is far too heavy. This is one of the most common mistakes when it comes to trout fishing, and one that you want to completely avoid. Start with something such as 6 pound test and then graduate to 4 pound test after you have some excellent experience. Light line is one of the essential keys for success when it comes to trout fishing.
Seek Out Knowledge
Learning as much as you can about trout fishing before heading out to the water is one of the best things you can do. Browse through articles, purchase e-books, and seek out advice from fishers who have been getting their lines wet for years. This extra knowledge will save you a lot of time, money and effort. Partner this with practicing your techniques as much as possible and you will be a trout fishing expert in no time.
Connect with Mother Nature
A lot of beginners forget just how much of a connection there is between the weather, climate, atmosphere and trout. Even the moon has an incredible effect on how fish will behave. Ensuring that you are fishing at times when trout are going to be the most active is a necessity if you want to have true success. Use weather to your advantage and you will be thrilled with the results.
As you enter the world of trout fishing you are going to have to learn and adapt on your own. However these simple reminders will give you the foundation for success. It is important to remember that these are just a few tips and there are many, many more that you will learn over time.
It is never too late to start trout fishing, and there is always something to learn. Get out there now and enjoy the fruits of your hard work.