The Mid-Atlantic trout seasons are approaching fast. Trout stocking will be happening in many streams, rivers and ponds over the next few months and many anglers will be out looking to catch their share of these fun and sometimes frustrating fish. While there are many ways to fish for trout, my favorite is fishing with lures. Now on slow days I will still use bait, and I have been known to use a fly rod once in awhile but fishing with spinning tackle and lures is my absolute favorite way to fish for them.
It is important to be stocked with a large variety of lures to make sure your fishing trip is as successful as possible. Different circumstances including weather, water quality, time of day etc. make having a wide selection of lures at your disposal a necessity. Below are the top 5 lures you should never leave home without!
5. “Flatfish” by Yakima Bait Company – These lures are kind of a mixture between a spoon and crankbait. While their appearance is similar to a spoon (although more curved) the action is more similar to a crankbait. As you retrieve them they dive under like a floating crankbait, and produce an absolutely unique wobble that drives trout crazy. For trout I like lures to be as small as possible, so I prefer size F2. As for colors, these lures are made in a wide variety and on different days some work better than others. But if I had to pick a favorite I would say red and blue. If you haven’t already try them out, you wont be disapointed! Flatfish, bait, tackle, fishing, trout, bass, largemouth