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Trout Baits - 3 of the Most Popular &
Effective Baits For Trout Fishing
By Trevor Kugler
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In this article we are going to discuss trout baits, and not just any baits but 3 of the most
popular and effective baits for trout fishing. I realize that there are many different kinds
of bait that can be used for trout fishing, so how can the list possibly be narrowed down
to the 3 best? At the end of the day it probably can't but the three baits that will be
outlined certainly have their place among the best baits that can be employed when
One family of baits that isn't being included on this list is flies. Flies are certainly
effective baits for catching trout, but since I have never engaged in or been a fly
fisherman, I have no experience with these feathered trout fishing lures. So flies will be
omitted from this list of the best baits for trout fishing for lack of personal experience on
my part. The baits/lures listed in this article are for use while spin fishing with traditional
spin fishing gear.
The following baits are being listed in no particular order and all have their time and
place in any serious anglers' arsenal.
1. Spoons & Spinners - Spoons and spinners are very effective trout fishing baits in
many fishing situations. A popular and effective trout spinner would be the
Rooster Tail. These lures come in various trout attracting colors and in my
experience the smaller the Rooster Tail the better. A very popular and effective
spoon for trout fishing would be the Little Cleo. These spoons mimic baitfish very
well and easily fool hungry trout in both river and lake fishing situations.
2. Live Worms - Live worms are especially effective when river fishing. Live
worms aren't nearly as effective when fishing for trout in lakes in my experience,
but when river fishing live worms can be difficult to beat. A live worm rigged on
a set of gang hooks and bounced along the bottom of your favorite river is a great
technique. When it comes to catching trout in rivers live worms have to be among
the best trout baits of all time.
3. Manufactured Bait - Manufactured bait can be extremely effective, especially
when fishing for stocked trout. The most popular and effective of all the
manufactured baits for trout has to be Berkley Powerbait. A small ball of
Powerbait (or 2 small balls if you are using gang hooks) rigged on a hook and
allowed to float off of the bottom of a lake while still fishing can be a very
effective fishing technique when fishing for stocked trout.
The bottom line is that if you consider yourself any kind of serious trout fisherman these
3 baits should be a part of your trout fishing repertoire. And if they aren't, they should be
added sooner, rather than later.
Trevor Kugler is co-founder of JRWfishing.com and an avid angler. He has more than 25
years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet
experience. He currently raises his five year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing
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