What is the best time of day to fish for Rainbow Trout?

I fish for Rainbow Trout in a big creek, and I was there a few days ago, but wasn’t getting any bites. We tried spinners, jigs, and artificial worms, but nothing was working. It was from about 6 pm to dusk. We would run the bait right by them but they just wouldn’t bite. So I guess I have 2 questions. 1) What is the best time to fish for Rainbow Trout? and 2) What is the best bait to catch wild Rainbow Trout in their natural environment? Thanks.

Chosen Answer:

youre bait is fine and so is your timing. sometimes its just luck of the draw. perseverance will win over the fish though!

around dusk and dawn is the best time.

Whats the best bait to use for bass in a lake for bass this time of year?

I’ve used beetle spins with success and spinner baits, Is top water any good early in the morning?
I’m in Salt Springs FL I caught about 4 – 2 pounder’s today on beetle spins wondering where the bigger bass hide out lake has no dead wood basically just hydrilla with sand spots I’ve heard there are good size bass in this lake. Just looking for some tip on colors or size of batits to try out tomorrow.

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It’s hard to tell about the topwater bite. It is April throughout the country, but not all lakes operate the same duing the same times of the year. What state are you in?

How to fish a spinner bait on a pond?

I know a couple ways to fish one but i do not know the best way

Chosen Answer:

Wow Devyn, Dont be to helpful. Try it around brush by just twitching it instead of retrieving it. Also when retrieving let it break the surface to catch a basses attention. Good luck. Ps. Purple meps spinner #3. Gets them every time.

how do i keep my skirt on my spinner or buzz bait!?

i was fishing with a buzz bait but my skirt fell off! so i switched to a spinner but then that skirt fell off! how do i keep the skirts on? also when is the best time of year to use a spinner or buzz bait?

Chosen Answer:

buy booya spinnerbaits and you wont have that problem

Whats the best bait and lure for Sea Bass fishing?

I’ve been told Lugworm is good with a plug or spinner, but I’d like a second opinion.
Fishing from the east coast of Scotland.

Chosen Answer:

There are lots of bass in the sea, and more fish called “bass” which aren’t really bass. They all eat all sorts of things, from sardines, anchovies, mackerel, and other fish, to squid, worms, mussels, crabs, shrimp, and so on, plus a bunch of different types of artificials. If you say where you’re fishing, you might get a useful answer.

ADD: Scotland? I haven’t got a clue.

How do you use a spinner bait, with an open face reel?

I know there is a couple of techniques with these. But what is the best one for bass fishing on lakes??

Here is the lure i am talking about…

http://img.alibaba.com/photo/11011905/Spinner_Bait.jpg

And what is the best technique for using a banjo minnow?????

Thanks for the answers
best one gets
5stars*

Chosen Answer:

Same way with a spincast, or baitcasting reel. Simple cast & retrieve motion (With occasional pauses for giving that injured minnow look.). But, anybody will tell you spinnerbaits are the easiest baits to use. If you can turn a reel handle, you can fish a bass spinnerbait.

Banjo Minnow i don’t know about. Watch the DVD or look it up on Google (OR don’t use it, it’s too complicated for me LOL!)

Happy fishing.

What is the best brand for fishing gear?

What is the best brand for plastic worms and lizards and lizard and worm hooks and also what is the best brand fishing reel, crank baits, spinner baits, line, and ect.?

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There’s no best bait companies in my opinion, especially with plastic baits. Many times you are much better off going with the “knock off” brands when buying baits. This will save you a ton of money over time and the baits will normally be just as durable and get you the same results.

If I had to pick a favorite brand of plastics, I would go with Culprit and YUM. The Culprit worms are priced very good and they have a very broad selection of baits.
YUM tends to be a bit more expensive but I do like a few of their colors and scents. I occasionally buy a certain color they have that other companies don’t quite have.

My thinking on hooks are about the same as baits. Most any hook now will do just fine durability wise BUT some are much sharper than others. I do tend to stick to the more expensive hooks on the market. Gamakatsu makes some very nice hooks.

For everything else, do some research. Some baits and reels are great for one person but terrible for another. Look at reviews of different baits and reels on different sites.

What is the best way to reel in a 3/8 oz spinner?

Bass Fishing

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Many ways to retrieve a spinner bait.
1 – You can cast it out and just reel it back in.
2 – Kind of hard to burn a 3/8 oz or wake one I use a 1/2 oz for either of those tequnics.
3 – You can cast it out and reel a few feet and then stop it and let it flutter a few feet, reel in again and do the same thing.
4 – You can also do what is called slow rolling, which is make a long cast let it sink to the depth you want and then reel it in just slow enough that you feel the blades turning.
5 – Cast it out and let it sink to the bottom, give it a good rip to get the blades turning then keep it in contact with the bottom.
6 – You can also use the tip of your rod to give the blades a little extra action by twitching your rod tip every so often, this will make the blades flash for a instant, or you can do it for the whole retrieve.
Good luck and have fun.

What is the best fishing knot to tie bass lures (Rapala, crank bait, spinner bait, etc) to the line?

Is it better NOT to use a swivel clasp and tie the lure directly on the line?

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The Surgeon’s Loop. It allows the lure to maintain it’s natural motion and not be stuck in one place which will get you more strikes. I’ll leave a website to show how to tie that and other knots. Good luck fishin’!

http://animatedknots.com/surgeonsloop/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com

http://animatedknots.com/indexfishing.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com

What is the best pattern for cathing bass on a spinner bait?

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It can depend on a variety of factors…such as what the main forage is on the lake, the time of day, water clarity, and what the fish are just in the mood for. In stained water, hot color presentations like chartreuse are good choices. In clear water, more neutral color presentations like white, silver, black, etc. are good choices. However, have a whole variety of sizes and color patterns at your disposal. Sometimes its a guessing game as to what they want and you have to run through the tackle to find it. In water where fish are more aggressive, I use willow leaf bladed spinners, whereas when the fish are less aggressive, I use one with a cupped blade. The reason being that the cupped blade make more noise in the water to draw and coax lethargic fish. Happy fishing and tight lines!!