Trout Season opens in NY on April 1

Good afternoon to all,

  I had a few questions to ask for those who are seasoned Anglers, or anyone who knows.

What’s the right type of line to use?

Live bait or artificial? If live bait what kind? If artificial, what type?

What rivers are good to fish?

What type of reel and rod?

Cast over or under?

Fast moving water or slow?

I'm a beginner at fishing a particular fish, where as before I would just cast to catch anything.  Now that I'm growing up, I was hoping the some of the older and wiser ones could pass down the knowledge.

Chris

                                      

Posted by Christopher Kuss created over 7 years ago - last updated over 7 years ago
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Well I would try 4 to 12 pound test. take both live and artificial bait Spinners, Roostertails, Mepps, and Spoons.

Depends on where you live, there is alot af good rivers in Michigan.

Any type of rod and reel will work,but I use mostly Okumas.

Casting would depend on where you are fishing.

It don't matter how fast the water is any will work.

Posted by Jason Potts over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

It depends on the type of trout.

Small, fast water trout, like the ones you see in little creeks in the Catskills, will like small lures, so you will have to use very light lines (4 lb).I always liked the smallest size Rapala minnows for these fish.

Big water trout, like those you see in the Upper Delaware River, will hit larger lures. Mepps spinners, especially the Aglia (size 3), is a personal favorite.

And of course there si always fly fishing. It's the most rewarding - and expensive - form of angling. But it's fun, too. Anyhow, good luck!

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

So it doesn't matter how fast the water is moving?  It seems like when I casted my line the water would take the line and the bait would jump out of the water.  Any suggestions

Posted by Christopher Kuss over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

Sounds like you are fishing in a fast river, what we do when our river is pumpng at full speed we put on split shot weights until we get the desired amount of drop in our lures, depending on what kind of lure your useing will tell how many weights you need for example you might not need but 2 or 3 split shots for a spinner-bait but you may need 4 or 5 for a spoon or lure thats a bit smaller....make sure you dont put the weights right beside your lure because the fish will see them and not strike or possibly strike the weights themselves, so put them about a foot or so from the lure....hope this helps bud and if you have anymore questions and need help but dont want to post your questions for feeling they are not important or dont want everybody to see it my email is brandonmabrey@hotmail.com I will help the best of my ability

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

I went to the stor yesterday and I bought some 4lbs test monofillement line along with two roster tails.  One gold and the other silver.  Today I'm going to replace my line and use the silver one and try the split shots and I will let you know how it goes.

Posted by Christopher Kuss over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

I went fishing today for a half an hour at lunch, no luck yet, I was woundering if any knew about techniques.  Is there a certian one to use?

Posted by Christopher Kuss over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

did the split shot techniques help keep your lures under water or did the current pull them back on top again????

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Been busy last few days haven had a chance to do it

Posted by Christopher Kuss over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

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