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In-line spinners are the favorite lures for many trout fishermen. In my experience, inline spinners well deserve their reputation. The second trout I ever caught was on one (My first was on a spoon). Even 20 years later they remain an essential part of my trout fishing kit. I do not have exact records, but close to 90% of my first 100 trout landed were caught on in-line spinners. Even today, where I predominantly fish jerkbaits in-line spinners still account for the majority of trout I catch.

Trout fishing in the heat of summer
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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 taste good?
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Are trout good to eat?

Trout is both a popular table fish, as well as a sports fish. Some anglers rate their recreational value over their table value so choice to practice catch and release. I personally, do not rate trout that highly for eating. I feel there are plenty of other fish which taste better, but over the years…

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Does smoke scare trout?

While talking around the campfire on a chilly fall night, we watched the trail of smoke slowly descend along the lake shore. This raised the question, does the smell of smoke scare trout? This in turn, brings up a second question. How about the smoke of cigarettes? Nicotine is known to be a fish poison…

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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…

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Do trout feed under street lights?

While fishing for trout at night in urban areas, I have frequently seen trout feeding in the glow of a riverside light. Now, I do not know why the trout choice to feed there, I can only speculate that they are attracted to the insects which swarm around such lights. They might also choice to…


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The best and worst fishing dogs

Dogs are great companions. Nothing seems nicer than going for a fish with your best mate. Problem is, dogs often have a different idea of a good time. Dogs like to keep moving, keep exploring and in many cases they seek out small animals to chase. Unless you are fishing fast, fishing seems like waiting….

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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Catch more trout when travelling.

Heading away on a trout fishing holiday, or want to get in a little trout fishing while travelling. This guide looks at ways to help improve your trout fishing success. Sleep close to the fishing When heading away for a fishing weekend or longer trip, make sure you stay as close to your fishing area…

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Is there trout in Hawaii?

When most of us think of Hawaii, we think of palm tree lined tropical beaches, lush jungles and surfing, but Hawaii is more than just a beach Paradise. The islands have volcanoes raising over 13000 feet, it gets so cold on the summits that most years it snows. The largest of the volcanoes is on…