When using the proper techniques and methods, there is often nothing more exciting than fly fishing. On some days it may even seem that everything is working. Just about every fly placed in just about every spot will get you bites and have you filling up your icebox. Then there are the other days. Those days when you think you are sending out the perfect cast with the perfect bait, and it just isn’t working. What could possibly be going wrong?
Simple fishing tricks can often work when you are using live bait and want to catch any kind of trout, no matter the size. However, if you are purely after big trout and lunkers, then you need to be willing to switch things up, take chances, and catch less fish in the end.
Considering that the water is high, the temperature is still down, and the fish are lethargic, trout fishing in the spring can be an incredibly difficult challenge. There is floating debris, torrential flows, discoloured water and even freezing drizzle at times, but these are all part of the game if you want to catch trout early in the season.
Trout may not hibernate like bears, but it sure can seem that way if you have ever gone fishing in cold waters. Trout are cold blooded and slow down everything that they do in the winter months. They will once again become a lot more active as the water begins to warm in the spring, as do the insects that they regularly eat. While spring, summer and fall are quite different in their own right, each season has insects and fish that are active and making things happen.
Winter is entirely different.
Brook trout are moody and very easily spooked which makes them one of the most challenging fish to catch. The anglers that have the most success with brook trout are the ones who are persistent and patient, and they are rewarded with beautiful and delicious fish.
Anyone who has ever fished for trout has definitely asked themselves what it is that makes trout bite into bait. They can be so fickle at times and then at others they seem to jump on anything that passes them by. To help you understand the trout you are after a little more, we are going to discuss some of the main reasons that trout will strike.
Tackling Scottish Lochs can be very challenging to any angler, so Lesley kindly takes us through her top tips when approaching new waters. From understanding local food sources to choosing your location, this article outlines some of the most important tactics to use.
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.
Whether you have been fishing for decades, years or even days, you have probably heard the term “tight lines”. Well people do not just use the phrase because they are bored. The simple fact of the matter is that loose lines are the single best way to lose fish.