There are various trout fishing techniques such as trolling, nymphing and much more. Trolling is the most popular fishing technique used today. Fishing is meant to be enjoyable, relaxing as well as exhilarating. This is the feeling trolling gives you when angling in still bodies of water like lakes and ponds.
Trolling is the most simple of trout fishing techniques. It can be performed by everyone from the age of six to sixty and from beginner to expert. This is misleading, however, as trolling is also one of the most effective techniques. Executing a troll well in a well-stocked lake is most likely to give you satisfaction in the form of a good catch.
For trolling you need a boat that is propelled either by a motor or by oars. In addition, you will need a fishing reel and rod, your troll (blade string) as well as a lure. The troll and lure are let out behind the moving boat. The line length, as well as the speed of the boat, determine at what depth you will fish. Usually, a depth of 15-50 feet is a good one to fish at.
As a trout fishing technique, trolling is effective because it appeals to the instinct of trout to find food. The rotating blades of the troll send out vibrations and make the trout think that food is nearby. Small spoons, small plugs, and worms are the three most effective lures when trolling for trout.
When trolling, vary speed. Move your boat in an S-shaped pattern. This mimics the movement of prey. Most importantly troll slowly. This makes it easy for fish to chase the lure and more likely that they will.
Another of the trout fishing techniques is nymphing. It involves letting the lure sink and then gradually bringing it to the top. Wet flies are fished below the surface. Dry flies gradually rise to the top. Fish often chase them to the top when surface insects are the lure that is working well on the day.
Dry flies can be fished either stationary or as moving mock prey. The fly has the ability to draw a fish’s attention by its rapid movement. This technique is misused as when the fish begins to think it is prey. When a fly is moving towards the fish and not trying to escape it, the fish can become suspicious of this unnatural movement and duck out of the way
The casting technique is very important to the sport of fishing. Good fundamentals and mechanics improve casting accuracy. The line should follow the line of the rod tip and be always between the 11 o’ clock and 1 o’ Clock positions. Once accuracy is had on casting out, work on accuracy of casting side to side.
There are many trout fishing techniques on the table. Master your techniques to increase catch size and number and to significantly increase the enjoyment of the unique sport that is fishing.