Just be sure to not get hung up in branches or grass as you fish. Learning how to fish for Trout in a lake is different than in a river or stream. And though the brown trout has not been good for the brook trout that were native to the area they are still a lot of fun to catch. I prefer a worm. Trout fishing can also be some of the most fun you can have on the water. Setting the hook in stream fishing is a little different than in lake fishing. Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. What advantage do you see with your setup? I am so excited to fish in Montana this year. If you're one of the people who feel they must catch a monstrous fish every time they go fishing, or want to sit in a boat and guzzle beer more than they want to fish, you probably won't be very interested. WanderingFisher from The shore of Lake Erie on September 12, 2011: Excellent hub! If you want to try fishing for trout, you can easily catch them in rivers or streams. Whenever possible, Strom keeps his distance and “airmails” his lure a long way to reach the sweet spot in any given location. Plenty of info on hub. Pretty much anywhere fish are found a jig can be an effective way to catch them. Rivers and streams of the size I have described do not produce two-foot trout, but fortunately I am quite content fishing for trout in the 12" to 18" range. They also live in much of the northeastern and Northwestern United States as well. Trout can be found in lakes and rivers, but my favorite way to fish for trout is on a stream. I like to use the crimp on weights as you suggested although I don't break out my fly rod as much as I would like. Number one on the list is, of course, a valid fishing license. As bait, go with sweet corn, worms, grasshoppers, and small baitfish. I love water. Spooking the trout is a very real concern; trout can be both extremely wily and incredibly stupid at the same time. If it's too cold to go out early in the morning, wait for a while! I live next door to you, in Oregon, but on the western side of the state. My own current setup cost about $100 for the rod and somewhat less for the reel. You don't want the hook right on the bottom (would you live touching the bottom with escape cut off in that direction? Brown trout generally move up streams to spawn, and the best concentrations will be in the upper ends of river systems or just downstream of dams that block the fish’s upstream travel. A longtime camper, Dan has experience with tents, pop-up trailers, camp trailers, and motorhomes. No matter where you chase trout, adopting some of his plays can lead you to fish of a caliber you may not have even known existed on your home waters. Trout fishing techniques for rivers and streams are mostly a matter of common sense and learning to think like the fish. If you enjoy nature, camping or fishing then read on; I will introduce you to some trout fishing techniques you probably haven't considered before. He’s dialed in yet always willing to experiment. A large, dirty river cannot provide this, and even a mountain lake does not provide the peaceful feeling and sounds of water rushing downstream. Excellent and informative hub and enjoyed the pics as well. I always thought it was a man sport. No matter the season, a rushing stream always seems to remind me of springtime. A good supply of the small crimp-on weights in various sizes is necessary as well. A casting rod will get it much further, of course, but lacks the control at closer areas. I've pulled a five-foot sturgeon from the Snake River in Idaho, and I've enjoyed it all immensely; but nothing can compare to wading a small mountain stream trying to hook a wild rainbow trout. Trophy-trout victory begins with focusing on where trophy trout thrive. And last, but not least, is a dozen nightcrawlers. That doesn't mean to whip the pole back over your shoulder in an effort to disembowel Mr. Trout, just a sharp tug. The fly rod is great for casting or poking a worm into a tight spot that would be almost impossible with a spinning rod and reel. CYBERSUPE from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A. on July 13, 2010: As a fly fisherman mayself and an avid trout fishing dude, your Hub is Excellent and most Informative. I love the beauty and solitude, though. The brown trout also has dark spots on the dorsal and adipose fins and vague spots on the tail, though nothing like the prominent radiating spots on the tail of the rainbow trout. That isn't fun—it's masochistic and not to be done by normal people. Nevertheless snags are a way of life in the river; I often let the current carry my bait into and under log jams and such. Many lakes are stocked with Trout, and some even hold native populations. Consider that if you can see him, then he can see you as well and probably won't bite. A word on weights. Nearly all of my fishing is in small streams; between wading along both banks I seldom need to cast out more than 20' or so and the fly tackle gives me more control in the shorter casts around brush, rocks and logs in the water. I find most trout in six feet or less, and often in only two feet if there is good cover. Never jerk the line around the water (except to set the hook), as it will look very unnatural. I almost always fish downstream from where I stand, because I can control the line better, but not directly downstream. It makes for a shaky day, always looking over my shoulder and I usually find some excuse to go back to camp and collect it. In the meantime enjoy your new trout-fishing techniques in a small mountain river or stream and may you limit out each time you go! The fishing for trout around me in the northeast is equally fun on small streams however we mostly have brook and brown trout rather than rainbows. Many small, higher-elevation streams offer fast action (>2 fish/hr) brown trout or mixed species fisheries. I really enjoyed reading your article on worm fishing with a fly rod. Don't let a hooked fish get too far downstream if possible; it can be a long and difficult fight to get him back upstream to where you are and it is not always possible for you to go to him. Natives to most cold water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean, the West Coast is one of the best places to find trout of any size, species, or color. If you catch a trout in a hole, try it again! How to fish for brown trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, and trophy rainbow trout. Sure, it's a lot of fun to catch a good-sized wild rainbow trout—that's what this article is about—but it needn't ruin your day if you get skunked and go home with nothing. I look for a stream shallow enough and narrow enough to wade across. I was surprised that you use fly fishing tackle for bait fishing. These lakes offer an amazing Trout angling opportunity that can rival productive rivers and streams, as their forage and climate often produce larger and more abundant populations. Like all trout, they form redds in moving water, usually over gravel, for spawning. Never thought of that. It’s not about making a fish want to feed, but rather playing to its natural predatory instincts, which Strom knows can’t be done with tiny lures and flies as easily. The Acme Little Cleo Spoons are a versatile lure that are a perfect way to catch brown trout in lakes, reservoirs and large rivers. However, it’s important to adapt the size and style of your jig depending on the type of water you are fishing in. Or not! Guess I just want both! His goal is to hit the maximum number of likely trophy spots in a single visit, which may only be for a few hours after work. My son has just purchased a boat, however, so I suppose I'll have to learn to lake fish now. These fish grow to an … WD Curry 111 from Space Coast on October 15, 2011: Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on September 13, 2011: It is a type of fishing I really enjoy. Rivers with lots of up-wellings or springs like in the picture bring in cold water which is great for brook trout because it keeps the river cool all summer and that keeps the fish more active. Or Make It Stronger, Cracking the Mystery Behind Missouri’s Year of the Giant Buck, Deer That Never Encounter Humans: How to Shoot a Reclusive Buck, These December Deer Drive Tactics Will Save Your Season. Standard for me is usually a #4 hook on the end. He’s tall and lanky, and grew up in the woods, which means he can skip across mud banks and through scrub like his feet aren’t touching the ground. That crawdad was living in the same water I thought would be perfect for trout. Do try to get to a mountain stream, though. My favorite, though, is a small cold mountain stream looking for native trout. I have a friend that fly fishes in the winter. I hate salmon, and freshwater trout tastes similar to me. Here's where and how to catch these trout. I have made more than a few trips deep-sea fishing for bluefish, flounder, salmon and sea trout and have even caught a shark. One or two, caught at daybreak, make a wonderful breakfast with some eggs to go with it. There are lots (and lots) of ways to fish for trout, but three of the easiest ways to fish for trout in lakes are: Suspending bait under a bobber. I live and work in a largish country town about 60kms northeast of Melbourne in Victoria. You can find brown trout all across Canada. How To Catch Trout With a Spinner A spinner is a lure with a blade that spins as it is retrieved. Hey Dan, this article is very informative and just what I needed for a starter course on stream fishing. Alongside large rocks, or downstream from rocks and logs, are good places; the water is usually quieter and the area not easy to see. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Fly fishing can be amazing in these streams especially nymphs and dry flies. This does not mean standing water; trout are an active fish and want moving water to linger in (much different than lake fish, and I believe it makes them stronger and better able to fight). “The lower part of the rivers I fish are usually silted in. It was all small mountain stream. He will take his float tube out into water filled with ice chunks, and sit in that freezing water all day while it snows on him and his hands become too numb to work the reel. By Jesse Rotin There’s something truly soothing about the sound of running water flowing down a stream, which I believe is what hooks many of us into chasing Trout in some of the prettiest places. Great hub! If you want to try fishing for trout, you can easily catch them in rivers or streams. Most of us who fish know that when trout streams get too warm, the fishing goes downhill fast. In fact, we went down 2 weeks ago! Trout fishing, however, is fun, and it's usually done in beautiful surroundings! While fish can and will be found nearly anywhere there is water, trout tend to congregate in quiet pools with some depth and a hiding place. Love it. He knows that if a big trout is home and willing, it’s going to react very quickly, so there’s never a reason to beat on a spot for a long time. Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on February 01, 2011: I grew up in the northeast corner of Oregon; that's where I learned to trout fish. I'm thinking this may work well in the kayak, now anxious to try it out. Brown trout generally move up streams to spawn, and the best concentrations will be in the upper ends of river systems or just downstream of dams that block the fish’s upstream travel. Have taken some big trout there. You're flat out delusional if you think nightcrawlers will get you big brown trout. There are many varieties found in the wild, including rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout. They’re correct, but Strom isn’t looking for numbers. Feeling like you're fishing with reckless abandon? In a hole with depth and good cover, he might cast four times; in a slight depression or pocket with no cover, he’s only casting once or twice. Holle Abee from Georgia on October 27, 2011: I don't really like any fatty fish. At the same time, I have caught many nice trout by slowly raising the bait to the surface; I suspect that they think it's "getting away" and it's taken before it can escape. The fish are usually a little smaller, and the long, limber fly pole has a different feel to it. Sight-Fishing Brown Trout in a Small Stream. I am fortunate enough to have all kinds of fishing near me (except salt water). Trout spook easily in clear-water streams so stealth tactics are a necessity to catch these wary fish. All rights reserved. Behind bass, panfish, and catfish, trout fishing are the 4th most popular fishing in North America.Trout always put up a good fight, are abundant from sea to shining sea, and are pretty tasty when anglers decide to keep them. Trout is a common species of freshwater fish that can be cooked into a delicious meal. Much like how you describe in your article. The fishing for trout around me in the northeast is equally fun on small streams however we mostly have brook and brown trout rather than rainbows. Enjoyed reading this hub. Allow the bait to float past the fish you hope to find at home, without guiding it any more than necessary. The first problem is finding the trout. Just can't get enough of it. The shallow, highly oxygenated water is a perfect environment for the aquatic insects trout eat. Overhand casting is also possible when needed. Great article thanks, I live right outside of Philadelphia and fish creeks and streams that are PA stocked water. I just find that long fly pole useful in controlling the bait, in putting it just where I want it. There are many varieties found in the wild, including rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout. I get a better idea of exactly where my bait is with the floating line. The brown trout is not a native fish to the Smoky Mountains. I have fished for bluegill, crappie, bass and some salt water. I've fished a little in Georgia around Brunswick many years ago. Productive fall brown trout fishing locations during the spawning run include the mouths of tributaries, deep pools which offer a sense of security from winged predators and the prying eyes of human anglers, gravel-bottomed riffles and tail-outs that make superior sites for redd-building and, best of all, the holes at the bases of impassable waterfalls. I just made a trip to washington state a few weeks ago to fish for rainbows and cutthroats and it was a blast. 5) Find Shade Very good and interesting article. The spinning blade sends vibrations through the water that catch trout’s attention. Keeping a low profile while fishing from the bank is another stealthy way to trick fall trout. Perhaps NW of Atlanta? I use regular bread balled around hook! Bass and other warm water fish, trout, both lakes and streams. I have been fly fishing for many years but my 10 year old has just picked up the hobby and she loves to research everything online. Drilling for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Two Perspectives from Alaskan Outdoorsmen, Update: President-Elect Biden Picks Deb Haaland for Department of Interior Secretary, This Recurve Bow Is Hunting Its Way Across the Country, and Keeping the Spirit of Fred Bear Alive, A Deadly Virus Is Spreading Among Wild Rabbits and Hares. But how can you turn up your nose at trout? Some … How to Fish for Trout Without Fly Fishing: 26 Tips & Tricks Read More » He knows that a hole in the weakened flow, often with stained water and abundant cover, is more likely to hold one or two giants than the prettiest clear pool miles upstream. Yep, I've forgotten and left my license at camp when heading down the river. Works great! Always working down-current, Strom is positively violent when he retrieves, reeling at warp speed and snapping his rod hard. Strom, 44, has done this many times—his personal best measured 30 inches and weighed 14 pounds. Leaders and Tippet for Fly Fishing for Brook Trout Since most brook trout (in the U.S., anyway) are on the smaller side 6 to 12 inches on average you can easily get away with fishing 6X and 7X tippet. The purpose of fishing is enjoyment, or should be, not merely catching fish. And yes, "Tight lines to all". Cool hub. Instead, cross the river and fish toward shore. Fish are either nowhere to be found or aren't actively feeding. I've tried for salmon, steelhead and a couple of times for sturgeon. This direction is not always obvious, because moving, swirling water can carry the hook in unexpected directions, but you will usually be able to get the line off without much trouble. Attach a small, lead weight just above the hook to help the bait sink, and add a bobber 1 ½ to 3 feet above the hook. For good trout fishing, I go to central Oregon. If you wade in most of the other rivers you take a chance of encountering stumps, snags, cottonmouth moccasins, not to mention, alligators! They were introduced into the area during the 1930s as a game fish to increase fishermen traveling to the area to fly fish. If you’re accustomed to brook trout vs. brown trout for example, think about taking it up a few notches – trophy trout have to eat much more to sustain their body weight. Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on July 12, 2010: Thanks, Randy. At the same time you don't want too much weight, because if the hook doesn't move at least somewhat with the currents, it will not look natural and will probably not be taken. The current is moving slowly, and you have a lot more trees in the water.” Many anglers overlook these low ends, assuming there are fewer trout living in them. So carry extra hooks, leader, and weights. I like the fly tackle for the longer rod and floating fly line. The brown trout also has dark spots on the dorsal and adipose fins and vague spots on the tail, though nothing like the prominent radiating spots on the tail of the rainbow trout. A few dollars will provide another one. John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on October 30, 2011: Great hub. Not even taking a header into the river can ruin a fisherman's day like not having a license when the game warden shows up. He is a master of maximizing trophy opportunities, even when he only has a short time to fish. But I still plan to go sometime! Have you done much saltwater fishing? The next step is to present the bait in a natural manner. Usually, but not always, the best time of day is just before the sun hits the water and just after it leaves in the evening. Stream fishing in moving water is much different than lake fishing or deep-river fishing. The pole will mostly just bend as the line tries to move quickly through the water, so it may take more or less effort than you are used to. I always loved trout fishing. I've enjoyed all of it, but my favorite remains a peaceful, lonely mountain stream looking for trout. Lastly, have fun and enjoy yourself. Start with a piece of worm or a little PowerBait or similar product on a bait hook. Instead, pull out a few feet of line (a fly reel is not a casting reel), and, using an underhand flipping motion with that long pole, put the bait a little upstream and out from where you stand. Riffle:A riffle is a rocky, shallow area in a stream where water cascading over rocks creates a noticeable surface disturbance.To identify a riffle, look for a choppy surface or whitewater spilling over shallow rocks into deeper water. Trout is a common species of freshwater fish that can be cooked into a delicious meal. He’s always looking for the next great big-brown bait, but his most consistent producer is a 5 ½-inch No. Fishing low also gives Strom the opportunity to have miles of water practically to himself. Although I've heard stories of Crooked River fishing and always wanted to go there, I never have. I like spinning gear. I use a ten-foot fly rod with a normal fly reel. I wouldn't dare to show up fishing anywhere without the proper license.... Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on October 27, 2011: Those surroundings are half the reason I'm there; as you can see from the hub I seldom find monsters in the areas I fish in. You can buy all the equipment for a relatively cheap price and it's easy to use. There must be good access to the river, with frequent open areas in the underbrush where I can actually enter the water. As noted, fish can smell—don't contaminate the water with odors of any kind. Fishing can seem like a difficult past-time for you to get into because of the different varieties of fishing and all of the equipment. Fishing for trout in a river or lake is very peaceful and enjoyable. I doubt I'll ever go back to hunting, but I surely enjoy my trout fishing. Fish With Slow Twitches – Mix up your retrieve and stripping pattern with alternating fast movements followed by varying duration pauses. With a 10 foot pole it is quite easy to reach out 20 feet or more and by wading in the stream you can reach almost anywhere. Looking at a creek, river, or stream and trying to find trout can be a big task in itself. They also live in much of the northeastern and Northwestern United States as well. Fishing for wild trout can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as an angler. Lake-inhabiting browns are very much the same and can fall for similar live bait selections, as well as to lures like trolled stickbaits and crankbaits. If you do need to provide some guidance, do it well before the bait is where you think the fish might be. Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on August 14, 2012: Glad you enjoyed it. “This isn’t the pristine trout stream experience,” Strom says. Trout will usually be found in places you cannot see, either due to covering rocks or brush or possibly moving water. Look for slower pockets of water like eddies and bank undercuts where the water is deeper and slow-moving. Mae Williams from USA on December 06, 2011: I was surprised to find you like fishing. Copyright © 2020 Outdoor Life. Worms on the end of a floating line tend to float too high, and a little weight will carry the bait deeper into the water. I have tried lures, salmon eggs and flies, but have had the most success with worms. I spent some 22 years living in Virginia and fished extensively for bass, bluegill, perch and other warm-water fish. I just made a trip to washington state a few weeks ago to fish for rainbows and cutthroats and it was a blast. The bottom is muddy. Likewise, I've hooked a few by pulling the hook upstream in slower moving water, for perhaps the same reason. Boulders and rocks create plentiful hiding and resting spot… I use floating fly line on the reel, along with about a six-foot leader of usually 6# to 8# weight. Voted this great hub up! He’s been fishing the small streams of Iowa’s Driftless Region his whole life, and to call a trout outing a success by his standards, he needs to land a brown measuring 24 inches or better. Jigging for Big Brown Trout; Where to Fish Jigs. You must decide where a hidey hole is likely to be, without actually peering into that hole. Great article, voted up. The water is 55 degrees in the summer. I enjoy the articles on Hub. https://hubpages.com/sports/Funny-Fishing-Videos-H... Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on September 27, 2010: Thanks for the compliment. Next on the list would be a rod and reel, and here I depart from all the other fishermen I have seen. Browns prefer warmer water in the spring and area also likely to be near the shore when the wind blows out of the east. The only thing that will do are minnows indigenous to the body of water that you're fishing. Living in Dallas now I fish mainly lakes for crappie and various bass and make the occassional trip to the gulf to fly fish for red fish. The objective is to have enough weight, perhaps 18" or 2 feet from the hook, to be able to control the location of the hook. Polarized sunglasses are a must, and make sure they are polarized. Trout fishing can be intimidating to some anglers. Here is some footage of me using a crimp on weight along with trout magnets which I seem to have had a lot of success with last May once things warm up a tad and I feel the stocked trout are a little more acclimated and active: https://youtu.be/ez6Lzc9dcic ... thanks again for your article and good luck this season Dan! Water temperature needs to be cool to cold; trout thrive with high-quality water in the mid-50-degree range. I've been trying my luck at a mountain stream in this village in Himachal Pradesh, India. I prefer a worm. He’s been fishing the small streams of Iowa’s Driftless Region his whole life, and to call a trout outing a success by his standards, he needs to land a brown measuring 24 inches or better. You must understand what the fish wants, where he is likely to be found, and how not to spook him so that he refuses to feed. Enjoyed the great info. Wildlife Agencies Are Calling on Hunters for Help, Married to the Game: Becoming a Great Hunter Means Living in the Moment, Our Obsession with Greenheads Is Ruining Duck Hunting as We Know It, A Last-Minute Fishing Gift Guide for the Diehard Angler on Your List, Hunting Can Ruin Your Marriage. If you’re tossing an arsenal of lures lakeside, make sure the wind is blowing in your face. It's a great way to spend a day. Because I usually take my family camping with me, I want a place to park my RV. Not perfect; 4 or 5 feet of leader gives the bait lots of room to move around, but better than if I couldn't see the line at all. It might be the greatest understatment in fishing, but there's something special about big brown trout. Without polarized lenses, you are merely making uninformed guesses as to what lies under the surface. Fish for Brown Trout in the same waters as described for rainbow and brook trout. It's a different kind of fun, though, and I wouldn't trade it for my own little mountain stream. They were brought to North America in the late 1800s. It's worth the trip. Al from Australia, Hong Kong, USA on March 25, 2016: collegedad from The Upper Peninsula on December 23, 2012: There's nothing better than a day spent on a stream with an old fly rod. If it’s a wide enough stream, you may be able to easily fish both banks from the middle. The wind blows food into the shore area and typically muddies up the water. Producer: Jensen Fly Fishing “When setting out after extreme conditions of flood, drought, or spring after a harsh winter, you never know what you’ll find on your favorite brown trout stream. Thanks for sharing. Dave Strom with a 20-inch wild brown from Iowa’s Waterloo Creek. I enjoy fishing as well. The trick is to pull the line in the opposite direction from where it was going when the hook snagged. I typically fish close to home in the Rogue River where you will find brown and rainbow trout along with steelhead runs twice a year. Dave Strom is twitchy yet focused. Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on March 28, 2018: I don't know if it's true or not but it very well could be. I carry a variety of small crimp-on weights, and change weights frequently according to the speed of the water I am fishing in. If my feet don't get rather numb, it's too warm. Outdoor Life may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. I very often see deer and other wildlife, while finding few people. I love fishing the moutain rivers around Boise and north. There must be rapids in the stream to oxygenate it well, but there must also be small, quiet holes with rocks and logs for the trout to congregate in - they want hiding places as well as open water. Alpine streams are where high concentrations of Trout occur, where the water is gin clear and cold. Trout fishing can be intimidating to some anglers. Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 18, 2010: I also am a trout fisherman(woman) we take our grandsons every year. Find the best trout fishing tips at Field & Stream. If catching fish is all you want, go to the grocery store, jam a hook into one and drag it to the cashier. My favorite is the Crooked River upstream from Prineville. Strom, 44, has done this many times—his personal best measured 30 inches and weighed 14 pounds. But there's nothing better than getting away from the city, standing in a stream and catch some trout. The Atlantic salmon has no … Water temperature needs to be cool to cold; trout thrive with high-quality water in the mid-50-degree range. Larger rivers or reservoirs with naturally spawning populations in tributary streams can offer trophy (>18”) brown trout fisheries. Learning how to fish for Trout in a lake is different than in a river or stream. 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