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Best Inline Spinners For Trout Fishing

In this guide learn about the best inline spinners for trout fishing, and in which situations each brand works the best. Slight differences in blade design, and body construction results in different retrieval profiles. Some spinners work best in shallow water, while others perform best in deep fast currents. Learn this and more in my comprehensive guide.

Trout fishing in the heat of summer
Trout fishing advice

Trout fishing in the heat of summer

With the recent waves of hot weather, I find even walking the dog is exhausting. When it is hot the trout we love to catch also struggle as water temperature raises. In the middle of summer with high temperatures and low flow trout are difficult to catch. They are not being fussy, they are fighting…


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Do trout fight each other?
Trout fishing advice

Do trout fight each other?

Yes, trout as they grow older become more territorial and the most dominate trout in a pool will chase weaker fish out of their lies or beats. When there is a large enough difference in size, a large trout will even eat a smaller one. A fingerling is no different to a baitfish for the…

Brown trout eating jerk bait
Spinning | Trout fishing advice

How to catch trout in winter on Jerkbaits?

The basics are simple, cast out the jerkbait and retrieve slowly and hopefully a trout will strike. Winter is one of my favorite times of year to target trout on jerkbaits. The reason why jerkbaits are my lure of choice over the colder months is that their realistic appearance allows for extremely slow retrieves, which…

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Should trout fishing with drones be allowed?

I am going to put my cards straight on the table. I hate drones, I consider them annoying oversized mosquitoes which buzz around overhead ruining the tranquillity of an area. Sure, they produce some spectacular video footage, but that does not make them any less annoying. Drones are more than just video devices, they can…


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Trout fishing advice

Does Music and Shouting Scare Trout?

No, playing music, shouting or generally being loud does not scare fish. That is because sound waves struggle to penetrate the water surface. There are exceptions, the vibrations from low frequency bass does travel further into the water and might have an influence. “Be quiet, or you will scare the fish” is a commonly used…

Trout fishing advice

Best value waterproof phone for fishing

Every since damaging my last feature phone on a canoe trip, I have been a big advocate for waterproof phones. The peace of mind, and increase ease of use while fishing them an worthwhile investment. When buying a waterproof smartphone I advise to get one with IPx6 or better rating. These phones are certified to…

Trout fishing advice

How to release a hooked bird?

1) Stay calm. Do not cut the line. 2) If you have them, put on gloves, sunglasses and other protective equipment. 3) Be gentle when winding in the bird. Take it slow. Do not try to brute force it. 4) When the bird reaches the shore. Gently subdue it by holding the wings firmly against…

Can trout spawn in stillwater ponds?
Trout fishing advice

Can trout spawn in stillwater ponds?

Yes, trout can spawn in lakes and ponds. Even in ones without inlet or outlet streams. The spawning success rate is low, but it is high enough to sustain populations of wild trout. When given the choice, trout prefer to spawn in clear gravel beds beneath clean, cold flowing water which is oxygen rich. They…