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Can you catch trout during an algae bloom?
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Can you catch trout during an algae bloom?

So you turned up to your favorite lake, expecting clear water and a relaxing day on the water. What you discovered was a putrid green soup, with small chunks of slime bobbing around and a nice green slick on the surface. Algae blooms are not the prettiest things to look, and at times they can…

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10 of the most visually stunning trout fishing locations

Trout fishing is great for the challenge and excitement it offers. It is made better still because trout often choose to live in some of the most picturesque locations on this planet. This article is my opinion of the 10 most visually stunning locations that offers equally impressive trout fishing. 10) Scottish Highlands When thinking…

A trout looking directly at the camera. Is it thinking?
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Do trout remember being caught?

A question fishermen often ask ourselves is, do trout remember getting caught? Will, this is quite a hard question to answer. I think it is probable that trout do remember getting caught, but they only lack the intelligence to prevent it from happening again. I have many stories, of catching the same trout multiple times….

Where exactly are brown trout native?
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Where exactly are brown trout native?

When many people think of Brown trout, we assume they are native to Europe. While this is true, the species has dispersed over a much greater area than just Europe. Isolated populations also exists in North-West Africa, Central Asia, and Iceland. Icelandstraddles the North American and Eurasian plates. One easy way to identify brown trout…

Why rivers mouths are prime trout fishing locations
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Why rivers mouths are prime trout fishing locations

River mouths are often the site where trout gather in large numbers. There are three main reasons why trout gather there. Waiting for river conditions to improve for their upstream spawning migration Seeking cooler water from the tributary Feeding (Baitfish gather, and insects get washed down to river mouths) At river mouths, when the fishing…

How to Catch Trout in Hot Weather?
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How to Catch Trout in Hot Weather?

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 fishing is difficult. The trout are not being fussy, as the temperature…

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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…

The rivers and lakes that are home to the largest Brown Trout in North American
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The rivers and lakes that are home to the largest Brown Trout in North American

The majority of large Brown trout from North America are from the great lakes or the surrounding tributaries. There are also sizeable populations of large brown trout in tailwaters located throughout Arkansas. In this article, I will discuss what makes these fisheries special and will highlight some of the largest trout caught from them. The…

How to catch brown trout in mountain lakes
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How to catch brown trout in mountain lakes

I love fishing mountain lakes, the more remote and isolated the better. Surrounded by, fresh air, breathtaking mountain peaks makes the toughest fishing days worthwhile. Lakes can be overwhelming at first, simply so much water to fish. When fishing from the shore, I personally ignore the middle of the lake. I can not cast there,…