Believe Me, Trout Fishing is Really Fun! By Mike Yeager
Trout fishing has never been so easy and fun. Maybe it is just my attitude but a bad day to others is always a great day form me, especially when I am fishing. Trout fishing in the American West is one of the most beautiful things one can do in life. Fly fishing in particular allows one to get close to the environment by allowing one to pay attention to what the trout are eating to select your fly and be a part of the environment.
Trout fishing in the vast lakes rivers and streams of British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon still sees very light fishing pressure. This is true especially if you know where to go. Lake trout, walleye and Pike fishing in Ontario Canada has become more popular in the past years as Americans ventured north to experience this enormous land teaming with great fishing waters. If your success has slowed down, try using night crawlers or a variety of Power Baits almost any where around a lake.
Brook trout, Brown trout and Rainbow trout frequent the North Eastern local waters. Vermont fly fishing includes small mouth bass in rivers where 2-3 pounders are common. Brook trout are a rare catch, but they have reached up to four pounds in the North Fork of the White. Brook trout need clean, cold streams to survive and reproduce naturally. They are most abundant in the headwaters and upper tributaries of the streams.
Fly-casting in these smaller waters can be difficult, but if you decide to give it a go, try a generic "attractor" pattern. These tiny-water trout are very skittish and a heavy footfall sends them scurrying for the nearest rock. Fly fishermen may wish to try a #10 woolly bugger in dark colors with sink-tip line. Huntington Reservoir is closed to the possession of cutthroat trout or trout with cutthroat markings. Fly shops and boat docks on tail waters also provide reliable information about where the water is rising, falling or stable. Generally, trout feed better in rising or stable water conditions.
Trout fishing flies can be found that match just about all of the varying life stages of aquatic and terrestrial insect that are likely to occur along any cold water stream. If you can not find one, make your own.
Trout fishing opportunities vary and include heavily-stocked high-use streams (better for beginners), wilderness streams, streams with special regulations, and small impoundments. Fishermen can be good trout managers by using proper land use practices. Trout fishing requires an additional "trout stamp" with your fishing license. http://www.my-fishing-lure-4u.com/articles/troutfishing.html