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.
Here’s a look at three ways to catch trout throughout the spring. Keep in mind though that special regulations on some waterways might prohibit the use of some of these tactics.
How To Fish For Trout: Flies
The spring hatches of various insects will determine which fly patterns you should use on your favorite trout waters. So if you can catch one of the insects buzzing around the water closely inspect it and try to match the hatch with one of the flies in your tackle pack. Some of the top fly patterns for tricking springtime trout include midges, mayflies, stoneflies, caddis
How To Fish For Trout: Jigs And Rigs
My favorite way to catch trout any time of the year is
How To Fish For Trout: Old Faithful
Nothing beats the real deal if you are allowed to fish bait on your favorite trout waters. A couple of years ago I took my wife on her first trout fishing trip and she caught a limit of Lake Taneycomo rainbows on pieces of nightcrawlers. Big rainbow and brown trout can be taken on minnows and sculpins in the spring. Salmon eggs always produced limits of trout for me when I was a kid. The
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