I've spent a lot of time writing articles about the best practices to catch more trout, and I figured it was time to discuss some of the most common trout fishing mistakes and how to avoid them. These simple trout fishing mistakes are easily corrected and easy to avoid if you know what to do. After reading this article you will have no excuse for making these silly mistakes, which incidentally cost you a ton of bites.
So, rather than droning on and on let's get down to business shall we, so that you can begin avoiding these common trout fishing mistakes that are so costly to your fishing success.
Using Line That's Too Heavy - I see this all too often. I'll be walking along my favorite trout stream and see discarded fishing line that's heavy enough to land a 20 pound mackerel, and I think to myself, "What in God's name are these people thinking?" Using line that's too heavy is one of the most common trout fishing mistakes. Whenever you are trout fishing (in normal situations) any line heavier than six pound test in complete overkill. I personally use four pound test for all of my trout fishing, and regularly hook and land trout in the 2-5 pound range. Trout are found in very clear water and have very keen eyesight, so using fishing line that's too heavy is a huge problem.
Not Paying Attention To Your Hands - This is a big trout fishing faux paux. Trout have a very sensitive sense of smell and can detect unnatural odors easily, and guess what happens if they detect an unnatural odor? That's right, they tend not to bite. So, what's the remedy for this all too common trout fishing mistake? Simply grab a handful of grass or dirt and rub it into your hands before baiting up. Simple enough, huh? Doing this will effectively eliminate any unnatural odors that may be on your hands, so that the trout won't become leery and tend not to bite. Using Hooks That Are Too Large - Many trout anglers make the mistake of using hooks that are entirely too large. The theory with using large hooks is that the bait can be "threaded" onto the hook . This is a huge trout fishing mistake! The way to use bait when trout fishing is to use pre-tied gang hooks to rig said bait, especially if live worms are involved. Gang hooks are simply a pair of small hooks tied in tandem, which not only allows for small hooks to be used, but also enables totally natural presentation. Use gang hooks (size 8 or 10) and you will eliminate the mistake of using hooks that are to large.
Not Using Mother Nature To Your Advantage - A big fishing mistake is not using Mother Nature, and more specifically the weather and moon, to your advantage when fishing. Did you realize that these 2 forces of Mother Nature have as much to do with you catching fish as any single factors? Well, it's true and not using this information to your advantage is a huge trout fishing mistake. Take a little time and find out the ways the weather and http://www.jrwfishing.com/signup.asp moon impact fishing and start using this free information to your advantage. Begin using the weather and moon to your advantage sooner, rather than later an you will avoid this popular trout fishing mistake.
Use the simple information contained in this article to your advantage and you will become a much more effective trout angler. Now you can avoid these common trout fishing problems, and take your trout fishing to the next level.