River Trout Fishing With Worms

Tips on trout fishing in rivers with worms including the right kind of cast to use and tips to be successful.

Rainbow trout prefer the cooler clear water, so you aren’t likely to find them in the warmer part of the state except for the stocked fishing areas. Even then, when the season gets too warm, the fish will seem to be gone or very hard to find.

In season, if a cool rain storm graces your area that is the best time to go fishing. This is when there are many worms and other organisms being flushed out of hiding and washed into the rivers. Worms are the natural food for trout at this time. If the water is a little murky, this will be in your favor.

If you have done river trout fishing you probably already know that a rainbow will find a live worm very hard to resist. If it is late in the season, you may find they don’t seem be as eager to take the bait. Its not that they have all been fished out, they are still there, probably hiding in a deep pool under a shady bush.

The best worm fishing is done between late February and early June. You normally don’t want to underestimate the wariness of a large rainbow trout, and you should always approach quietly and with stealth.

The lakes and ponds in the warmer regions that have been stocked from fisheries will probably be easy pickings for trout because fishery trout may not be so wily. On the other hand, trout born in the wild are more adept at survival from preditors.They have been learning to survive since they hatched; so they have gotten good at it. Wild trout have also been used to finding their own food and if the bait doesn’t look natural, they may pass it up.

You should use small hooks for fishing trout, nothing larger than size 6 is one recommendation, although some trout experts insist that they should be not larger than size 4. Its important to take care in hooking the worms so as to present them to the trout in a natural looking way. You should match the size of the hook to the size of the worm or night crawler.

You can catch the large trout with smaller hooks. If you present the worm so that is looks natural you will have better luck. You can do this by using a set of pre-tied gang hooks. The top of the worm goes on the top hook and the middle of the worm goes on the trailing hook. A live worm rigged in this way looks more natural.

The technique is simple. You cast out, and then just let the worm drift with the current as it would if it had been washed into the river naturally. Earthworms or night crawlers are a natural food of trout and are one of the greatest baits you can use when fishing for trout.

Don’t try to put a small worm on a large hook or a large night crawler onto a very small hook. The large worm will come off easily when you cast your line. A small worm on a large hook will be avoided by the trout if it sees the protruding hook. You don’t want to get much larger than a number 4 hook for certain, but most worm fishers swear by number 6 and 10.

Casting is best done where the river goes from shallow to deep, or where there are small pools or pockets were the shallow water flows past. The trout will wait for their food to come to them in a pool where the shallow water meets with the deeper water. Don’t move around a lot because trout can see quite well up onto the riverbank. Don’t make any unnecessary noise or movements because they are easily spooked. Look for natural cover where a trout might be lying in wait to ambush its prey.