Best Lures and Baits for Catching Trout in California
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Best Lures and Baits for Catching Trout in California

If you are reading this, you probably want to know what lure or bait to use to catch trout. In this article, I am going to list 14 of the most consistent baits and artificial lures that come highly recommended from experienced California based fishermen. Before heading out, and spending your hard earned money on…

How to Fish a Floating Rapala (Detailed Guide)

How to Fish a Floating Rapala (Detailed Guide)

I feel like the Oringal Floating Jerkbait needs no introduction. They have been catching trout for longer than most of us have been alive. A truly iconic trout lure, and despite countless new designs and innovations, no other jerkbait can consistently outfish the original. The Rapala action is so iconic and effective at catching trout,…

Does Spinning or Fly fishing catch more trout? (My experience)
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Does Spinning or Fly fishing catch more trout? (My experience)

Simple question, but a difficult answer. The number one variable which determines the number of trout caught is not the lure or gear used but the skill of the angler. A novice with a spinning rod, will nearly always outfish a novice with a fly rod. The learning curve required to fish with spinning gear…

Which Casting Technique Casts the Furthest with Light Spinning Tackle?

Which Casting Technique Casts the Furthest with Light Spinning Tackle?

It is difficult to cast ultralight tackle far, and the lighter the tackle the more difficult it becomes. So every few feet of extra distance might mean the difference between landing your lure where the fish are feeding or falling short. I decided over the weekend, to try and get a more definitive answer to…