Rainbow-Trout-Fishing-Guide

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout are probably the most common and easiest to catch of all trout species out there. 4th most popular fishing in North America.

Where To Find Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout are most often found in most often found in cold waters such as rivers and creeks.

Rainbow Trout can also be found in a variety of lakes and ponds, which they are commonly called and known as Lake Trout and are usually one of the most commonly stocked fish across the United States.

Best Bait to Catch Rainbow Lake Trout

To imitate the creatures trout eat, there are a few main types of lures. If you’re going trout fishing, make sure to pack at least one of each of these.

PowerBait, Dough & Pellets

Stocked Rainbow Trout where born and grew up in fish hatcheries where they were feed food pellets. Dough baits like Powerbait  (shown below) were specifically created  to solely imitate those pellets in sight, texture and scent as the Rainbow Trout were fed in their hatcheries.

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Artificial Worms & Bait

Stocked Rainbow Trout where born and grew up in fish hatcheries where they were feed food pellets. Dough baits like Powerbait  (shown below) were specifically created  to solely imitate those pellets in sight, texture and scent as the Rainbow Trout were fed in their hatcheries.

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Live Bait

Stocked Rainbow Trout where born and grew up in fish hatcheries where they were feed food pellets. Dough baits like Powerbait  (shown below) were specifically created  to solely imitate those pellets in sight, texture and scent as the Rainbow Trout were fed in their hatcheries.

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Spoons

Flashy spoons, especially those tipped with feathers and sometimes even wax worms, are effective for trout all year long. They thrive, however, in colder weather when the bite slows down. Their flashiness can annoy and entice into a bit bite.

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Rooster Tails & Spinners

Trout spinners are one of the most effective and versatile trout lures. Spinners and rooster tails are the bread and butter of trout anglers nationwide. Easily changed in and out on a swivel, they get bit anywhere in a lake, but their flapping blades are suited to add flash to a river current.

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Best Tackle Gear to Catch Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout usually grow to about 12 inches, making them pretty light to fish for, you are pretty to ultralight tackle if you prefer.

A standard rainbow trout fishing rig would include:

Trout Fishing Poles/Rods

An ultra light rod and reel are usually sufficient to land most trout in still waters.  You want a rod with a soft tip because Rainbows shake their heads a lot and you want a soft tip to absorb those shakes without pulling the hook.

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Trout Fishing Reels

Trout have good eyesight and will often be scared away by line that is too visible, especially in heavily pressured waters.

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Trout Fishing Line

Trout have good eyesight and will often be scared away by line that is too visible, especially in heavily pressured waters. I generally fish with 2lb test line in nearly all situations when fishing for rainbows in heavily pressured areas, especially in still waters where they have a lot of time to inspect your offering.

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