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 use bright colored spinner baits, spoons, and little georges. any other suggestions?
Really its what works for you.
If those baits are working, keep hammering at them, if not try switching some things around. Dont go too crazy, the basics will always do real well for you. But its fun to try different things from time to time. I like spinners and jigs, but every once in awhile I’ll throw some live bait out. Just fish what you like and have fun