Did you ever wonder how to catch a trout, or how to catch trout in general? In this article I will outline two effective trout fishing techniques that will help you catch more trout on your next fishing excursion. Both of these tips are most effective when used while river fishing. Why is this the case? First of all because river fishing and trout fishing fit together like a hand and a glove and secondly because attempting to catch trout has been my favorite form of fishing for more than two decades and in that time I have learned some great trout tips and techniques. One of the keys to techniques of any kind is that they should be born from “real world” experience and not just ideas that someone had.
Both of the trout fishing tips in this article are born from this “real world” experience and have caught literally thousands of trout. Adding one or both of these trout fishing tips/techniques to your arsenal is a great idea for anyone that is serious about catching more trout. The bottom line is that if you want to know how to catch trout, especially when river fishing, these tips will help in accomplishing that task.
- Wade In The River That You Are Fishing – When the term “river fishing” is mentioned in terms of fishing for trout the term “wade fishing” should also be mentioned. Wade fishing for trout is an excellent fishing technique and one of the best trout fishing tips that you will ever receive. If you want to catch more trout wade in the river that you are fishing. This means buying a pair of waders (or getting your legs wet) and getting off of the bank or boat and into the water that you are fishing. When you are in the water river fishing you can fish individual stretches and holes much more thoroughly than you can form the bank or from in a boat. If you want to know how to catch trout the first tip is to get into the water with the trout you are attempting to catch.
- River Fishing Means Drift Fishing – When you talk about river fishing for trout you have to also talk about drift fishing, and to me drift fishing has always involved the use of live bait (such as live worms). Drift fishing (which means allowing your bait to drift naturally with the current of the river that you are fishing) in the river that you’re wading in is an excellent trout fishing technique and definitely an effective way to catch trout. Rig a live worm on a set of gang hooks and allow it to flow naturally with the current of the water that you are river fishing. When it comes to trout fishing tips, this one will help you to know how to catch trout because it is so effective.
As I said earlier, add one or both of these simple tips to your trout fishing arsenal sooner, rather than later. And remember, the most important tip when it comes to any form or style of fishing is to spend as much time on the water as you can. There is simply no substitute for practice when it comes to fishing.