- Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:25 am
I've done a lot of trout fishing in Montana and Arkansas. Trout have good vision, I use fine mono line, 4 lb for slow water and 6 lb for fast water. I like using spinners like Rooster Tails, 1/8 oz, and tie directly to the line. You can go smaller if needed. Fish them slowly. Mash the barbs on the hooks down, it will make releasing fish much easier. I carry forceps, trout have narrow mouths.
Trout are also finicky, they will chase a lure and turn away. I've also bumped spinners into trout and watched them ignore it. Bait can work when lures don't. You can put a small hook and split shot under a bobber and use a piece of earthworm, canned corn, or Berkley Power Bait.
Below are my go-to spinners.
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