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.
youre bait is fine and so is your timing. sometimes its just luck of the draw. perseverance will win over the fish though!
I know a couple ways to fish one but i do not know the best way
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.
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.
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.
I live in Kentucky and can catch bass anywhere from 2lbs-10lbs. I like to fish with buzz, spinner baits and plastic worms. I want a nice spinning reel that can hold a significant amount of line with 10lb test. I am not wanting to pay a boatload of money. Shoot me some suggestions! Thanks!
A couple of other posts have suggested a Pfleuger reel, and I agree 100%! The Pfleuger President is by far my best spinning reel, and you would not be disappointed with it.
i have a spinning reel and rod..new to fishing but have learned much..have a 6 6 pole medium and a good quality reel that supports up to 12lb tess…the lakes i fish in have bass, brim, trout, catfish, and a few others..question is what is the best fishing rig to use for my setup to catch any of the above…tried a carolina type rig earlier but with no luck..didnt really know how to properly cast it..any info welcomed..
almost everyone who uses light tackle on fresh water has the same rod and reel set up, personaly ive never been a bass guy so i cant help you there. and their isnt any real setups for those rods for all those fish. for cat fish i can tell you the way to catch them everytime no matter what.
take about 2 feet of line, place a number 6 hook and the top…move about 6-8 inchs down and place another hook, then 6 inchs from that place another, then at the very bottom of the line place a hook w/1oz lead sinker. at the top hook use a worm or maybe a blood worm, because the hook w/bait will be the farthest from the bottom and this will allow it to flow with current somewhat, most fish like bluegill and perch will eat that. now the other 2 maybe 3 hooks will be for catfish because the heavy weight will hold those down, use fresh chicken livers.
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!!
can someone tell me the best place to fish for pike in the UK Southampton i need kelp because I am looking for a new place to fish at and I am thinking of going tomorrow please tell me the location and what type of tackle is best spinner live bait dead bait or a lure or even float fishing which is best thank you
I live in Pennsylvania and i mostly fish creeks My favorite one to fish if you live in Pa is Bald Eagle creek I was just wondering what lures spinners are the best I like using mepps i caught a few with them is there any other that are good and what colors are the best.
use a ron thompson 6 foot rod, with a size 2 mepp(google if you dont know what this is) any colour will work. i normally use gold or silver.
i fish mostly in shallow dark watered ponds with lots of cover
I tend to have a different experience with the spinner baits then other posters. In My area I have found that on different years, the bite will vary greatly from one brand of spinner bait to the other. I can only assume it is due to the different vibrations each lure gives out, or something in the design of the bait that for some reason the bass are attracted to it a little more then other brands. 3 years ago A Strike King 1 ounce spinner bait with chartreuse and white skirt was the hottest spinner bait in the entire complex. For the last 2 years the best spinner bait is the Humdinger, in a variety of colors. They are a dirt cheap lure that is flying off the shelves so fast stores can’t keep them in stock. Next year it may be another brand. While all spinner baits will catch fish, there are some years that a certain brand may be “magic” for that year. For your particular situation I would go with a humdinger with a crawfish colored skirt. In 1 ounce size.
Tell me a story about a trophy fish with your chosen spinner?
Thank you for all of your answers but unfourtunately I cant pick a good answer because they’re all GREAT!!!!!!
This it the story of the Biggest fish I have ever caught on one of the the mentioned spinners.
Setting: I’m 14 years old at my Grandfathers cabin on Big Lake one hour outside of Anchorage Alaska.
Well it is summer time up here and there is no getting up at the break of dawn for the morning feeding of fish. It never really gets dark up here in the summer months more like dusk and then the sun starts to come up again. So I head out about 6am and it is already bright out and the sun is already up over the horizon. I get in the boat and head over to nice cove where water from the lake discharges into a stream and start throwing a white body rooster tail with a silver blade out into the cove hooking some nice rainbows almost every third or fourth cast for about 20 to 30 min and it starts to slow down. So I decide to try another spinner and pull out my Mepps #0 and swap it out with the rooster tail. I Cast back out into the cove again and BAM where back in action nailing 16 – 20 inch rainbows every few casts. Then again it starts to slow down and bites farther and farther apart. Well a lure swap worked last time lets see if it will work again so I decide to put on the all chrome Blue Fox #1 and fire another cast out into the cove. Yet again I hook into another nice rainbow feeling like I have walked into a sort of fishing Heaven with a grin that had to be from ear to ear I continue to fish the Blue fox for another 30 to 40 min when started to slow down again. This time I decide to put on the yellow with red spots Panther Martin. I cast my line back into the cove, the spinner hits the water and I start my nice smooth retrieve letting the lure stay down deep feeling the slight vibration of the spinner and then WHAM the quick heart stopping jerk of a monster hit. I jerk back on the rod setting the hook and line starts screaming off my reel and I realize I have just hooked into one hell of a fish. It charged all the way down to the end of the chanel made a U turn and raced towards me. As my line fell slack my heart dropped as I raced to the front of the boat Reeling as fast as i could to pick up the slack in the line. Close and closer i see the line coming in and then I pause for just a second and watch the line where it meets the water. Movement ! The line starts to make a V in the surface as the fish pulls the last of the slack out of the line and heads for deeper water i lean back and put the pressure of the rod back on him. Bam he takes of in another explosive run all I can do is keep my rod straight up in the air and put some finger pressure on the spool as this lunker strips line off my reel. Back and forth we go for what had to be a good 20 to 30 min. He is getting tired and I know it so I put the pressure on lean back then reel in lean back then real in again and again and he is coming in. He in not far of now I almost have you I think to my self and then it happens. He gives a monstrous tug and bends his entire body as he snaps his head the opposite direction he is being pulled causing me to bend forward drop the rod tip some and then I see him a bright two and a half foot flash of sliver kicking back and forth trying to spit that hook. My heart soars as I slowly pull him up from the deep water and get my net handy. Then as I hold my rod in one hand I get the net ready in the other. As he comes up and breaks the top of the water I make a hail mary shot at him with the net and I get him. I lift up and pull in a monster rainbow that had to be at least 36 inches and 15 pounds. It was one of the best summers of my life me and the wild waters of Alaska.