Speaking with a lot of experienced and beginner anglers alike you will notice that a lot of fishers are uncomfortable fishing for trout with spoons. The truth is that they are missing out. There seems to some sort of fear when it comes to using spoons, and most of the worry is really unjust.
If you talk to anyone that works diligently with spoons then you will instantly realise that they need to be a part of your tackle repertoire. On those days when nothing seems to be working and Powerbait and worms are getting nothing done, spoons can antagonize trout just enough to get them into action.
The best part of all is that the trout that will hit spoons are often the most aggressive, and thus the most thrilling to catch. With worms you will often hook into a trout lazily sucking in some food while almost half napping. With spoons you are enticing the aggressive and almost angry trout into reacting. They are going to fight you with everything they have, and any angler knows that is a lot more fun in the long run.
So why is it that trout are so willing to strike spoons on days when it appears they want nothing to do with your bait? One of the first reasons is that spoons have the ability to mimic the action of wounded bait if you fish with them properly. There is often nothing that trout love more than easy food, and that is what spoons can offer.
On top of that, the vibrations emitted from spoons can sometimes excite trout and force them into a defensive strike even when they are not in the mood for a meal.
One of the reasons that many anglers give up on spoons so easily is that they do not know how to use them. The key is to retrieve the lure at the perfect speed in order to mimic an injured minnow and get as much wobble as possible. If you are retrieving the spoon too quickly and there is no wobble, it just isn’t going to work.
While keeping lines tight is important no matter what you are fishing with, it is even more important with spoons. While trout will gulp down bait and swallow it, they are often only hooked in the lip when it comes to lures and spoons. That makes it much easier for them to work away from the hook and wiggle free, unless you can keep the line as tight as possible.
If worked properly spoons really can bring in more fish, and fish that are much more exciting to catch. It is hard to understand why so many people are afraid to deal with spoons when fishing for trout. The worst case scenario is that you lose your spoon and don’t hook into a trout.
That’s a very small price to pay for the massive rewards that these exciting lures can bring to any full of trout fishing.