Tag: trout


Long Weekend At A Mountain Lake

It was the Queens Birthday long weekend here recently, so we took the opportunity to go to a fairly remote mountain lake for a weekend fishing – Lake Dartmouth. We went for trout fishing, but disappointingly we didn’t catch a single trout. We tried multiple lures trolling, at various depths and speeds. We tried casting lures, and we tried baitcasting. It just wasn’t our weekend, and sometimes that happens. The scenery was amazing, but the lake was down a bit on capacity, and the banks were steep with few places to camp.......

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Trout fishing - catching them on lures and bait

If you read my previous post, you will know where to find them, and you’ll also know that trout are aggressive, opportunistic hunters. But they are smart! Fly fishing is a method that has been developed primarily for trout, but has now extended to other species. Also fly fishing is not the only way to catch a trout. Since I’m not fond of fly fishing, I focus on casting and trolling lures, and bait fishing. As well as being smart, trout are also moody, so you should try multiple tactics – different......

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Trout Fishing - When and Where To Find Them

Trout are an oily fish, and are closely related to salmon. Whilst most trout will live out their lives in freshwater lakes and rivers, some trout will travel out to sea for a couple of years and then return to freshwater to spawn, much like salmon. Trout are aggressive, opportunistic hunters. But they are smart! Where Trout tend to favour cooler temperatures, so do really well in mountain lakes and clear highland streams. The ideal temperatures range from 50-60 F or 10-16 C. They are native to North America, Europe and northern......

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Tailing Trout
May 17, 2015

Tailing Trout

When trout show their backs or tails as they feed, you can “tail” them, or they are said to be “tailing”. The chance to target fish that you can see cruising and feeding is often very interesting and rewarding. If they don’t have their backs completely out whilst feeding, often trout are given away by ripples and swirls on the surface of the water. During warmer months, trout often feed at the surface on swarms of flying insects. Sometimes trout are particularly willing to forage among seedbeds or over newly flooded flats, even......

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