jerkbaits for trout

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 …

How To Avoid Summer Fish Kills When The Lake Feels Like Bathwater

When the heat is on during summertime, many game fish are vulnerable to the bathwater temperatures of our fisheries throughout the country.Most game fish can tolerate and remain in shallow hot water for short periods of time but fish are cold-blooded and are unable to regulate their body temperature so they are influenced by the temperature of the water. The …

7 Awesome Mystery Tackle Box Unboxings – April 2020

Each month anglers across North America anxiously wait to get their Mystery Tackle Box. While most anglers open their box and immediately go fishing (that’s what I do), the true legends first create ” MTB Unboxing” videos showing off their monthly box. Mystery Tackle Box Unboxings show you what these boxes are all about while also demonstrating tips and tricks …

Early Spring Trout Fishing Tips 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 …

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 …

Wade For it…… How To Pack For Your Next Wading Trip

Traveling light is the key to successful wade fishing trips. Less is more in this situation because the more tackle you bring the harder and more cumbersome it is to wade and fish a stream effectively. The type of gear and how much gear I bring depends on the fish I will be targeting in streams.  When I fish for trout, …

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 …

Tailspins For Trout: A Sleeper Lure That CRUSHES Fish

Tailspins (a hard bodied lure with a trailing willow or Colorado blade) are some of the most underused trout fishing baits in the market today. Their somewhat bland style, usually downsized body and unrealistic profile scare anglers from purchasing them. But I can guarantee you this: they don’t scare trout from biting them. Here we’ll break down the where & …