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How to Catch Trout in Lakes and Ponds – Lake Trout Fishing Tips

In this article, we will be looking at developing your skills on how to catch trout. Even if you are just starting up with trout fishing or already have some experience, we still recommend you go through to add more knowledge.

In this article, we will be looking at developing your skills on how to catch trout. Even if you are just starting up with trout fishing or already have some experience, we still recommend you go through to add more knowledge.

In this article, we will be looking at developing your skills on how to catch trout. Even if you are just starting up with trout fishing or already have some experience, we still recommend you go through to add more knowledge.

We bet you that you are going to learn something new. You would learn about trout fish and also get some good information about trout fishing techniques.

Trout fishing is one of the major game fishing that takes its root from North America. In recent years, it has found its way to other countries including South America, Asia and Europe.

Trout are majorly found in fresh water and loves cold area – so you will basically find them in deep lakes, though their availability depends on the location of the lake and pattern of the water.

how to catch lake trout in lakes and pounds

It’s easy to spot out lake trout from other trout, you can easily identify them by their appearance. Naturally, they are dark green having some white or yellowish spots on their body. They are just like any other trout having an elongated stout head and a whitish belly.

What you will Need for Catching a Trout in Lakes

We have a great information on must have fishing equipment, but for the purpose of this information on how to catch trout, we have listed out some major equipment that will ease your journey.

  • Bait, lures (artificial or live)
  • Heavy fishing rod
  • Hooks
  • Open faced spinning reel with a thin line
  • Kayak or boat

Techniques on How to Catch Trout in Lakes

Now you have all your equipment ready and you have found the best and suitable fresh water to go fishing.

Firstly, you should know what you are aiming at. Lake trout are basically heavy, you should be expecting up to 35 pounds, this is why you will need a heavy fishing rod that can withstand such especially in lakes with presence of massive lake trout.

Attach your Lure and Hook to the End of the Fishing Line

If you are using an artificial lure, you should use one that mimics a native bait fish because lake trout feeds on different native species. In case you are skeptical on which lure to use, it will be great to ask other local anglers or local shop around. Normally, weightless lures and small spinners makes the best lures for this purpose. You will want to also consider adding beads or shiny metal foil to attract the trout.

For anglers that will prefer using a live bait, you should consider using any of night crawlers, minnows or salmon, with these, you wouldn’t need any side attraction, and you are ready for the best catch since naturally baits are the best. Though they may be some variation to these because trout may have preference depending on the season and location. So you can always ask your local shop or other anglers on the best live bait for that season.

Using your Fish Finder/Depth Finder:

You will never know how to catch a trout or be successful if you do not have a fish finder or know how to use and read one. Since trout thrives in cold environment, you should expect to see them in deep depth. Though their depth may change due to their eating habit and weather condition. In early spring and fall, you should expect to see them within the range of 35 and 45 feet. Trout will move deeper into the water within the range of 50 to 65 feet during the spring and summer while during the cold ice weather, they move up and swims at a depth of about 10 feet.

HumminBird 561 DI Fish Finder

If you already know how to read a fish finder, then you are good to go. Just aim and lunch your fish finder to the depth corresponding to the weather as highlighted above and you should be ready to spot them out on your screen.

The above technique is functional for any condition and anyone can employ these steps – you don’t need any special experience in knowing how to catch trout in lakes. However, there are some special discovered techniques that you can also use depending on the condition and we have stated them below.

How to Catch Trout using Jigging Technique:

For this method, you wouldn’t need much equipment. Just a light jig weighing between ½ to ¾ ounce, a boat or kayak and a minnow bait or a piece of sucker meat. This method works best for lakes that are concentrated with fishes. Use a white buck-tail jig or a spoon jig and bait it with either a minnow bait or a piece of sucker meat. Cast it into the bottom of the water and slowly pull out your line out of the water while jigging so that the jigs resembles a wounded baitfish and hence attracting the trout. Unfortunately, this method wouldn’t work while fishing on the shore, but off-shore, so you should consider going in a boat or kayak.

jigging

Once you have spotted out the best position with your fish finder, you can start trolling very slowly immediately you have reached the required depth. Note that the idea is to troll quite slowly.

If you are correct about your spot, you should soon have a bite on your bait attached to your line. This is noticed by feeling some vibration on your line. Pull up the rod with some force to hook up the trout a bit. After a successful catch, you can slowly reel up your line and store your trout in a cooler.

If you follow any of our technique given, you should already know how to catch trout in any water.

Where to Find a Lake Trout

Even if you know all the techniques on how to catch trout in lakes, you will not be successful if you don’t get the right location. You wouldn’t find a lake trout just anywhere. We have been able to search out for the best locations where you will get a bunch of trout.

  • North American lakes: If you are looking out for the best location to get lots of lake trout, then you should consider checking them out in North America. Basically, lake trout originates from North America where about 25% of the world trout population can be found. Unfortunately, because of over fishing in that area, the population has drastically reduced over the last few years, but you would certainly get the best number of them.
  • Cold and deep water: Apart from North America, it has been noticed that you can still find lake trout in other regions like South America, Asia and Europe. Since lake trout thrives better in cold temperatures, you can find them in some deep and cold lakes rather than shallow and warmer lakes. The downside is that they aren’t highly populated. You can safe yourself the stress and hassle by asking other local anglers within these region of the best spot for lake trout.
  • Under water vegetation: You can consider checking out near any vegetation you find once you are on water. Little school of fish and plankton tend to feed on water vegetation and since trout feeds on these small fishes, there is always a high tendency to spot them under these school of fishes wanting to feed on them as prey.

Knowing how to catch trout in lakes isn’t as hard as you think if you can follow simple procedures and techniques already outlined on this piece of write up.

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