What is the best rig to use when fishing in a fresh water pond?

i have been fishing in a pond behind my house and i use spinners and spoons. what else is good to use.

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I lot of people think a fly rod is for trout, but I think its highest and greatest use is for a large bass. I caught an 8lb and a 5lb last night on a large white popping bug. Rubber legs, black and white feathers. I lost another that looked to be in the 7 to 8 lb range. It was the finest fishing day of my life and it all happened in less than two hours before dark.

You don’t need a fancy set up. Decent rods are available under 0. Pay more and it just for show. Get you some popping bugs, and sinking spiders, woolly buggers, black and red ants and bream flys. You will have a blast.

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.

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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.

What is the best reel for casting light lures (1/8oz spinners mainly)?

What would be the best reel between 50-250$ that would be ideal for trout fishing with 4lb test, and 1/8oz lures. I need whichever reel will cast those tiny spinners the farthest. Which would you choose for this ? (please include specific model names or links so I know exactly which reel your tallking about) thanks alot everyone. I really appreciate the advice

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There are many good reels in that price range.

And you will probably get many different good answer’s.

Here’s my pick:

Number 1- For years I would only use 2 different company’s for freshwater Spinning reels- Shimano & Daiwa. I wanted the “best” and Shimano & Daiwa always delivered.

BUT, in the last 2-3 years I’ve had tremendous luck with the newly designed Pflueger line of Spinning reels. Currently, they have a great line of spinning reels with the “Supreme” as their flagship model.

I own the Supreme and find it to be as good, (if not BETTER), than anything Daiwa or Shimano has made in that price range. In my opinion, the Supreme is as good as any Shimano Stradic (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_96667____SearchResults ) or Daiwa Sol (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_74466____SearchResults ).

Here are some links so you can view the Supreme and READ the REVIEWS:

Pflueger Supreme- http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_94739____SearchResults

You would want the 8025 size for Trout.

47 people give this reel a 4.8 out of 5.

You can purchase a more expensive reel like a Shimano Stradic, Daiwa Sol, Daiwa Steez, Shimano Stella, Etc- but your best “bang for your buck” reel IS the Supreme.

That’s my 2 cent’s. Hope it helps ya? Good luck in your search.

best rigs to use with a spinner reel/rod?

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..

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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.

what are the best types of hooks for freshwater bass and trout?

like hooks with spinners, colors, what works best? links to pictures or products would be great

Thanks!

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Sounds like you are looking for more than just hooks, maybe lures is what you are looking for. As one of the other posters said there are thousands to choose from varying in size and shape. For info on lures see if this may help. Copy and paste if you need to.

http://www.bass-fishing-source.com/bass-fishing-lures.html

what are the best spinners to use for trout fishing in lakes?

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When it comes ta’ spinners, my main producer for trout is the old “Uncle Martin” a.k.a. Panther Marin (gold blade w/ black body and yellow spots), one other that I show favoritism to is Blue Fox (silver blade w/ blue body). One can troll (I use a down-rigger) with them or bank fish. Might note, I recently started usin Pro-Cure fish attractant and as the sayin’ goes, ” a little dab will do ya’ ” ;) !! I’m not the kind that’s inta’ the use of sprays or gels scene, but a buddy turned me onto it and I became a QUICK believer!! Try it ya’ just might like it!? Here’s a link for Pro-Cure.

http://www.pro-cure.com/trout.html

Best Spinners for trout and tips for using them colors Too?

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.

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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.