Trout Fishing: How to Land the Big Ones

If you want to catch the trout you’ll talk about for years, then you have to arm yourself with knowledge and proper gear and tackle. By the time you’ve learned all you need to know, your family and friends will consider you an expert at trout fishing. This fish is very special in a lot of ways, and they won’t give themselves up so easily or to just anyone.

You will find that each animal has been given by nature a special attribute or ability to use for protection. A lateral line goes down the back of several species of fish, including the brown trout. This lateral line is very sensitive and forewarns the trout of the approach of someone or something. Down the length of the body of the trout runs a series of nerves that act like a pressure transducer. How this works is that any pressure the trout senses, such as someone walking along the bank of the stream they are in, alerts them. We’re not kidding you. Watch an experienced trout angler sometime. You may see that some avid fishers even resort to crawling so as not to alert the trout. On the other hand, it’s easy to tell when someone has no experience because they just march along like they’re on a hike. Or even worse, they just plunge into the water wearing hip waders. They never figure out why they didn’t catch any trout, even after trying their hardest for the whole day.

Any type of fishing you do, trout fishing included, has a lot more secrets for success than you normally find.

And this is about maintaining your tackle and gear in proper shape and condition. These are all collectively called best practices, and they’ll pay off the longer you use them. Here are some good examples you should learn and refine until you’ve got it all down. Each item in your tackle box needs to be thoroughly checked before a fishing trip. Also, this is a good time for you to sharpen your hooks. Inspect each knot and make sure there are no weak spots in your line. Retie any knots as necessary. Replace the places in your line that appear weak. This is an important step because one weak spot can cause you to loose that big trout you’ve been hoping to land.

The way the trout see your bait is important to the success of your fishing. It’s important that the diameter of the line you use is matched to the length of your fishing rod.

You also have to bear in mind how the water affects the drag on your line. Everything you fine-tune will determine how natural your bait appears to the trout. With a rod that is longer, you can use a smaller diameter line and this in turn reduces drag in the water. You can see how all this has a ripple effect on what you do and how you can do it. You will refine these parameters as you gain experience, along with your technique, and you will then be able to land those trophy trout. Of course this extends to fishing for other kinds of fish as well. Apart from that, you’ll need to increase your knowledge of trout fishing. And there are several DVDs and books to be had. However, nothing compares to ordinary experience and spending some time with your line dropped into the water. You’ll lose your fair share and have days when you go home with nothing to report. However, this progression will still allow you to learn more.