Go fishing in the wild, if you really wish to become a well-known trout fisherman, at least according to yourself. This is completely unlike fishing for trout from hatcheries, and it is quite a bit more complicated. It is roughly like going after game that has truly been raised in the wild, rather than going after game that has been well-cared for.
You will have a better chance of catching a trout in water that’s moving, like a small river, if you think about positioning. It only makes some sense that if the water is moving, then you might want to watch it coming toward you. There is some degree of fish smarts because why fight the current when they let the current help them. What you need to do is go along with this and allow your bait to float along with the current. Just avoid making jerky movements, and you need to be smooth with how you do it. Live bait is the bait of choice for many trout fisherman, and it’s a good idea to learn all the various fishing methods including fly fishing. But don’t forget to learn other things like fishing with flies as it can also be fun and effective. But, with live bait give the worm its due because this can give you terrific results with trout, and to use this bait with the greatest effect, be sure you use a smaller hook. The smaller sized hooks prevent the bait from getting wrapped on it and that ruins the appearance.
When the trout see you bait, the naturalness of its appearance will guide the trout as to whether to “take the bait” or pass it by. There is a connection between the length of your fishing pole and the diameter of the line you choose.
Something else to keep in mind is the drag the water will exert on your line. You need to pay attention to the items mentioned above because they determine if your bait appears natural to the trout, or not. If you use a longer rod, it’s possible to use line that has a smaller diameter. Therefore, the drag on the line will be reduced. Do you see the ripple effect from everything you do? Stay observant and note which changes cause which reactions by the trout. Learn by doing different things to refine your technique and catch the trout you came after. These rules also pertain to other types of fish you may be fishing for. With the exception of that, you will have to learn more about how to fish for trout. And there are tons of books and DVDs out there. Yet, there is nothing that can compare to the plain old experience of spending some time with your line in the water. You will lose a lot of them and sometimes you’ll go home without having seen or felt a single bite. However, this progression will still allow you to learn more.