Ask An Angler: Why Do Fish Jump Out Of The Water?

Watching a fish jump and shake off your lure is one of the most frustrating experiences in fishing. What the heck made that fish jump like that? Certain species such as bass, musky, pike, and trout are jumpers.  I have occasionally seen hooked crappie jump and the Doobie Brothers have sung about jumping catfish although I have never caught a …

Early Spring Trout Fishing Tips That Work For Any Angler

Streams are usually flowing strong with higher water levels in the early spring due to melting snow and rain runoff so you can usually catch rainbow and brown trout on action lures such as Mepp’s or Blue Fox spinners, small jerkbaits and crankbaits, spoons and Mepps Wooly Worm Spin Flies. I prefer throwing these lures on spinning tackle with 4-pound …

Trout Fishing Tips: 5 Things Any Angler Should Know

Trout are beautiful fish that live in scenic locations and are fun to catch. If you’re getting started in trout fishing, we’ve got five tips for your—a quick-start guide that will put you on the fast track to catching trout in small water. Tip 1: Find Stocked Trout Take advantage of stocked trout fisheries. In states where trout can survive, …

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How To Catch Big Trout On Jerkbaits

Did he just say, “jerkbaits for trout?” Hear me out. When you are looking to upgrade from the typical 12 inch stocker rainbows and catch yourself a trophy trout, your best bet is a jerkbait. Once native trout (and stockers, sometimes) reach a certain size, they move to a strictly baitfish diet. This means your bug imitators or live grasshoppers …

Trout, Bears, and Cliff Bars – Fishing And Backpacking The Wyoming Wilderness

Like many Americans, two of my brothers are currently off work and have found themselves with more free time. Instead of sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs, my brothers decided to take a road trip from Chicago to Montana. It was one of those spur-of-the-moment ideas that quickly gained traction. As they bounced around plans and ideas, I was trying …

Why Inline Spinners Continually Crush Trout

Inline spinners are fishing catching machines, they’ve continually helped anglers catch trout, panfish, bass, pike and other many other species for decades. Fly fishing purists snub their noses at it, but to novices and spinning tackle anglers the inline spinner is a gem for catching trout. During my early years of fishing at the trout parks in Missouri, my most …

Learn How To Fish For Trout Like A Pro In The Spring

I have always considered March 1 as the official start of spring because in my home state of Missouri that date is the opening of trout parks throughout the state. However, April is a prime time for trout fishing throughout the country when many other states start stocking the fish in their rivers and lakes. Newly stocked trout are fairly …

GIANT Brown Trout Shatters Missouri State Record!

This just in: The Missouri Brown Trout State Record has been broken! Paul Crews was fishing the annual Vince Elfrink Memorial Trout Tournament on Lake Taneycomo with a conventional rod and reel (not a fly guy) when he hooked into a behemoth of a fish. The colossal Brown Trout weighed 34-pounds and 10 ounces breaking the previous state record by …