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 how effective mini jigs are when fishing for trout, they are far less popular than they should be. Essentially, mini jigs are small plastic bodies that are fished on extremely light jig heads. These incredibly light heads have been credited for a number of trophy trout catches and work wonders in places such as mountain lakes, beaver ponds and spring creeks.
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.