A few dollars will provide another one. I enjoy the articles on Hub. I really enjoyed reading your article on worm fishing with a fly rod. As noted, fish can smell—don't contaminate the water with odors of any kind. The fish are usually a little smaller, and the long, limber fly pole has a different feel to it. lol. Alongside large rocks, or downstream from rocks and logs, are good places; the water is usually quieter and the area not easy to see. The brown trout also has dark spots on the dorsal and adipose fins and vague spots on the tail, though nothing like the prominent radiating spots on the tail of the rainbow trout. I've pulled a five-foot sturgeon from the Snake River in Idaho, and I've enjoyed it all immensely; but nothing can compare to wading a small mountain stream trying to hook a wild rainbow trout. Troll close to shore and don’t be afraid to go faster than normal. Do try to get to a mountain stream, though. While fish can and will be found nearly anywhere there is water, trout tend to congregate in quiet pools with some depth and a hiding place. However, it's been a number of years since I've had that kind of encounter, but it's still a fun stream to fish. Your intent is to present food at a reasonable distance and in such a manner that it looks natural to the trout. Great article, voted up. Make sure they have the trout pattern and are gold in color. Rivers and streams of the size I have described do not produce two-foot trout, but fortunately I am quite content fishing for trout in the 12" to 18" range. One or two, caught at daybreak, make a wonderful breakfast with some eggs to go with it. Brown trout are some of the most popular trout to fish for. If you’re fishing rivers or streams, be aggressive and sporadic in your retrieval but make sure to use cover. What advantage do you see with your setup? The unique shape of the Little Cleo spoons produces a seductive, wiggling action as its worked through the water drawing the attention of nearby fish. Thanks for the article Dan. I love water. HOW. With a 10 foot pole it is quite easy to reach out 20 feet or more and by wading in the stream you can reach almost anywhere. Affiliate Disclosure: Evolve Media LLC, and its owned and operated websites may receive a small commission from the proceeds of any product(s) sold through affiliate and direct partner links. Next on the list would be a rod and reel, and here I depart from all the other fishermen I have seen. Try throwing a gold lure with a silver spinner—then hang on! If you’re fishing rivers or streams, be aggressive and sporadic in your retrieval but make sure to use cover. They also live in much of the northeastern and Northwestern United States as well. Brown Trout will remain our most important fish for fingerling stocking and for our special regulation trout streams because they survive well under different stream conditions. Most small lakes have an abundance of frogs and browns love them. I like the fly tackle for the longer rod and floating fly line. Never thought of that. I eat trout sometimes, but I much prefer grouper, flounder, seatrout, redfish, cod, and sharks. They do have trout here and I did manage to snag one out of what seems to be beginner's luck, attempts to get the same results today failed and I see why after I read this article. If you want to try fishing for trout, you can easily catch them in rivers or streams. The Brown Trout is more tolerant of warm water temperatures and pollution than other species of trout. I'm thinking this may work well in the kayak, now anxious to try it out. I have had a great deal of luck using lures. Learning how to fish for Trout in a lake is different than in a river or stream. Setting the hook in stream fishing is a little different than in lake fishing. This direction is not always obvious, because moving, swirling water can carry the hook in unexpected directions, but you will usually be able to get the line off without much trouble. I use a ten-foot fly rod with a normal fly reel. For me it started about the time I could hold my first Zebco kid’s rod and cast a salmon egg and a bobber. Habitat -- Cold clear lakes and streams, and some rivers. That isn't fun—it's masochistic and not to be done by normal people. Stream fishing in moving water is much different than lake fishing or deep-river fishing. Allow the bait to float past the fish you hope to find at home, without guiding it any more than necessary. Trout will usually be found in places you cannot see, either due to covering rocks or brush or possibly moving water. One of the biggest browns I ever caught was at Boca Reservoir near Truckee California while still fishing from shore using a worm. That crawdad was living in the same water I thought would be perfect for trout. Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on July 13, 2010: As a fly fisherman you have the equipment; if you can find a suitable stream give my odd and unorthodox methodology a try. Without polarized lenses, you are merely making uninformed guesses as to what lies under the surface. I love eating fish. It is a passion and a great way to spend time with friends and family. A good riffle will fulfill all of the basic needs of a trout. I love the beauty and solitude, though. How to fish for brown trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, and trophy rainbow trout. The Acme Little Cleo Spoons are a versatile lure that are a perfect way to catch brown trout in lakes, reservoirs and large rivers. Jigs can be an effective way to fish for trout in rivers, streams, ponds and lakes. Nearly all of my fishing is in small streams; between wading along both banks I seldom need to cast out more than 20' or so and the fly tackle gives me more control in the shorter casts around brush, rocks and logs in the water. The fly rod is great for casting or poking a worm into a tight spot that would be almost impossible with a spinning rod and reel. Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on August 14, 2012: Glad you enjoyed it. I've enjoyed all of it, but my favorite remains a peaceful, lonely mountain stream looking for trout. Mae Williams from USA on December 06, 2011: I was surprised to find you like fishing. WD Curry 111 from Space Coast on October 15, 2011: Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on September 13, 2011: It is a type of fishing I really enjoy. I was surprised that you use fly fishing tackle for bait fishing. I'm really looking forward to trout fishing over here in Central PA. I like that! Caught in Sherman Reservoir in 1990 by Barry Bouker. You can find brown trout all across Canada. Polarized sunglasses are a must, and make sure they are polarized. The fishing for trout around me in the northeast is equally fun on small streams however we mostly have brook and brown trout rather than rainbows. The fishing for trout around me in the northeast is equally fun on small streams however we mostly have brook and brown trout rather than rainbows. My son has just purchased a boat, however, so I suppose I'll have to learn to lake fish now. I’ve also had better luck near shelves that drop off sharply. I always thought it was a man sport. Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on February 01, 2011: I grew up in the northeast corner of Oregon; that's where I learned to trout fish. If it's too cold to go out early in the morning, wait for a while! It's difficult to use fly rod here cause of the overhanging trees and close quarters streams. I have made more than a few trips deep-sea fishing for bluefish, flounder, salmon and sea trout and have even caught a shark. Never jerk the line around the water (except to set the hook), as it will look very unnatural. Trout fishing can be intimidating to some anglers. Neither one is my idea of a quiet day communing with nature. Consider that if you can see him, then he can see you as well and probably won't bite. He has also done repairs on all of these. They can be challenging unless you know the tricks. Yes, he earns bragging rights for stupidity, and may even catch fish, but it isn't fun in my book. And yes, "Tight lines to all". Wish I could get more, but Idaho is a long ways from the ocean. As with other trout species, water temperature is a major limiting factor for Brown Trout. Riffle:A riffle is a rocky, shallow area in a stream where water cascading over rocks creates a noticeable surface disturbance.To identify a riffle, look for a choppy surface or whitewater spilling over shallow rocks into deeper water. The closest I ever came was fly fishing for shoal bass in the flint river here in Georgia. A word on weights. I wouldn't dare to show up fishing anywhere without the proper license.... Dan Harmon (author) from Boise, Idaho on October 27, 2011: Those surroundings are half the reason I'm there; as you can see from the hub I seldom find monsters in the areas I fish in.