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Amazing Trout Fishing Strategies

Amazing Trout Fishing Strategies
By Trevor Kugler

More than twenty years ago I had the pleasure of knowing and fishing with the best trout fisherman that I've since met, and through that experience I learned some amazing trout fishing strategies that can help any angler catch more trout when they go fishing.

That's what this article is about. The trout fishing strategies that were taught to me more than twenty years ago and I've been using ever since.

These can be employed by anyone, but remember nothing helps any strategy like practice. The more time that you can spend on the water practicing these the better.

Never forget what Andre Agassi said of practice, "If you don't practice you don't deserve to win." In our world winning means catching trout. So the more time you can spend practicing, the better.

The first strategy has to due with your gear. When I refer to the word 'gear' I referring specifically to your rod, reel, and line. As far as your rod and reel are concerned, they should both be ultra light action when trout fishing. My fishing mentor insisted on using ultra light rods and reels.

Not only that, but your reel should be spooled with four-pound test (or lighter). Trout have very sensitive eyesight and live in cold clear water, so you want to use fishing line that as light as possible when fishing for trout.

The next strategy is to make sure that you're fishing at the proper times.
What do I mean by this?
Simple. You want to be on the water fishing when the fish are the most active. You can know when the fish are the most active by doing a little research on the weather and moon, and the way these two factors affect fishing. This might sound crazy, but it's nonetheless true.

The weather and moon affect the behavior of fish, and using this information to your advantage, will make you a much more successful angler.

The man who taught me these strategies also believed that whenever live bait is employed, it should look as natural as possible. Which obviously means that your bait should look as much like it would in nature, as possible.

That's why he used gang hooks for fishing with live bait (especially live worms). Gang hooks are simply a pair of small hooks tied in tandem, thus enabling live bait (and especially live worms) to be presented in an outstretched and natural manner.

This makes a huge difference when trout fishing. Which is why sets of pre-tied gang hooks should always be part of your fishing repertoire.

The last strategy was to be as efficient as possible when trout fishing. My mentor's line of thought was simple: The more time that can be spent with your line in the water (where the fish are), the better, rather than having your line out of the water while you bait up, re-tie, or search for a lure.

So anything that you can do to become more efficient, you should do. Things like a bait bag for carrying live worms, retractors for holding lightweight gear, and rod rulers for measuring your fish should be employed to make you more efficient on the water.

These simple, yet amazing and effective ones will make you a much better angler, as soon as you implement one or all of them.

Trevor Kugler is co-founder of and an avid angler. He has more than 20 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his three year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country ..... Montana!

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