How To Use Marshmallows (Yes, Marshmallows) To Catch Trout

Marshmallows for trout? Yes please!

Quick quiz – What do nine year olds and trout have in common?

Answer – They both love to eat marshmallows.

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Seriously though, this may seem crazy, but trout fishermen across the west have been catching trout on marshmallows for years, and they still work.

Scented marshmallows work even better, and when loaded with a strong fish attractant like garlic, those trout will be lining up to bite your hook. Grab yourself a jar of the biodegradable baits like the Magic Products Garlic Mini Marshmallows and you will not be disappointed.

The Magic Products Mini Marshmallows are perfect for floating through the water column seeking out hungry trout. Cast up-stream and let the mallow float back to you. In shallow, lightly moving water, trout won’t be able to resist the tasty morsel.

Marshmallows dyed orange, red, or chartreuse do a great job of emulating salmon eggs or trout eggs, which are a huge protein source for trout all year long.

Marshmallows also float, which allows you to create a more natural presentation, particularly in lakes and reservoirs where trout don’t really ever feed on the bottom. When you don’t need to cast a great distance, pitch these light baits into an eddy and get ready for a bent rod.

Nowadays, there are several companies that make marshmallows for trout fishing, or at least marshmallow style baits designed specifically for trout fishing, but you can still catch fish with a bag of miniature mallows, and a little food coloring.

Try floating a marshmallow on a size 6 hook with light (3-6 lb test) line through deep runs in your local river, or add a small piece of night crawler to the back and fish it under a float. Here are some more images showing you how to set this West Coast Trout Staple up.

Rigging Marshmallows For Trout:

Step 1: Pick The Mallow

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Step 2: Use A Size 6(ish) Hook

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Step 3: Thread Straight Along Shaft Of Hook

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Step 4: Reel In A Trout!

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    1. No. Fish love them. Another trick, get a small twig and place between loop at top of leader. Pull leader tight, so you can now thread marshmellow down leader. Thread it to top of hook, and add a worm to hook or salmon eggs to hook. Will cause bait to float naturally, works like magic. Never had it fail…

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