Category: Freshwater Fishing
Facts about Trout, Trout Fish are one of several game fish of the genus Salmo, same family as the salmon. "Scentific name for Cutthroat trout is Oncorhynchus clarkii", brown trout, rainbow trout, Brook trout, steelhead trout are five types of Trout Fish. There are also some types of sea trout.
Trout is the name that's shared by several fish species. Trout Fish are members of the salmon family. These trout species feed on mollusk, fry, spiders, crustaceans, tadpoles insects, insect larvae, smaller fish, worms, fly and many other types of live food.
Trout are smooth, with 8 to 12 spines in the anal fin and Trout Fish do not have teeth at the base of the tongue. The bottom of the trouts body are silvery with a pink-red stripe along the upper middle part of the body. The stripe will vary from dark to light depending on what region they live. Trout are native North America.
Brook trouts have a rounded snout and a large mouth, the lower part of their mouth is pointed and they have a square tail.
Trout can be found in cool lakes, rivers and streams mostly hiding in the deep pools in rivers and streams and where deep water meets shallow. Trout Fish are also found under rocks and rock shelves in the steams trout hide to keep out of the current. Rainbow trout like to feed in faster water. Other types of trout feed in slower waters.
Usually the length of brook trout is found to be 7 to 12 inches (17.7 to 30.5 cm) and its not that uncommon to catch a 15 inch (38.1 cm). Trout size also varies on what region you are fishing.
At one year of age the brook trout becomes sexually mature. Between the months of September and December is when they spawn.
The female brook trout will lay thousands of eggs at one time. They lay the eggs most often in cold water streams. The brook trout eggs are incubated through the winter months and they hatch in the spring.
Knowing about the area where you intend on fishing for trout will definitely help you catch a good amount of trout. Try to learn what type of food that the trout are feeding a the time you are fishing. Sometimes different baits will catching the Trout Fish at different times. It could depend on the time of year, the water temperature, and if there was rain and the water current is high, or no rain and the water current is low.
Don't Let The Trout Fish See You, they are smarter then you think. Do not wear bright colored shirts fish can see you. There is a big variety of live bait and artificial bait that work well to catch trout. earthworms, cured salmon eggs, insects, kernel corn, and live minnows or artificial spinners, spoons, work well when fishing for trout.
When fishing for trout, you will need to buy a graphite or fiberglass fishing rod that is between 6 and 7 feet (1.82 to 2.13 meters) long and a basic reel. You should use 8 to 10 (3.6 to 4.5) pound-test line, a leader, a swivel, and live or artificial bait. For novice fisherman can go to a local fishing store and let them set you up with your equipment. You will get much better advice from them, than one of the big chains
Using worms or some of the other live bait, usually requires a small Trout Fish hook, some small weights to hold the bait in the bottom of the pool of water in the stream. Depending on how strong the current is will depend on how much weight is us
A spinners can catch a lot of trout, if one doesn't work switch until you find the one that the trout are hitting on. Usually you can use the spinner in most water in a stream. you can us a sinner in pools, running water if the stream isn't to low. when using the spinner you must come from the top of where the water runs down away from you. This way the fish will not see you and you can pull the spinner up the water toward you.