Is September a good month for trout fishing?

Is September a good month for trout fishing?

September might just be my favorite month for trout fishing. The hot dog days of summer have passed, replaced by cool mornings and sunny days. The water temperatures slowly cool throughout the month allowing the trout to be active throughout the day. Best of all, the summer vacations are over, and the mountain valleys are…

Selecting the most suitable trees to plant alongside a trout stream or pond.

Selecting the most suitable trees to plant alongside a trout stream or pond.

There are many reasons why you might want to landscape around a trout stream or newly developed pond. Trees and plants do bring many benefits and a few downsides to a trout fishery. If I were to offer one piece of advice, is to try and plant a good selection and mix of trees. Try…

Are cattle destroying our trout streams? (and other ramblings)

Are cattle destroying our trout streams? (and other ramblings)

The relationship between farmers and fishing lobbyists can be somewhat heated at times. Some areas of conflict include – Stock grazing too close or in waterways – Use of too much water for irrigation – Leaching of fertilizer into waterways In my opinion, some of these views are valid, while others I struggle to support….

Why I prefer to trout fish with spinners and flies rather than bait

Why I prefer to trout fish with spinners and flies rather than bait

I have nothing against bait fishing, I grew up fishing bait and have caught many of my biggest and most memorable fish on it. When saltwater fishing, smelly, fresh bait is usually my first choice. It is also an excellent method for catching trout fresh from the hatchery. Freshwater fishing for wild trout is different…

When do trout spawn? (and the factors that determine it)

When do trout spawn? (and the factors that determine it)

Want to know when trout spawn, and the conditions that trigger it? Will on this page, I have listed the spawning times and conditions for major species of trout. I also need to note, that these dates are for the northern hemisphere only. The months are opposite for the southern hemipshere. As an added bonus,…

Brown trout are appearing in spawning streams in august? (The possible reason why)

Brown trout are appearing in spawning streams in august? (The possible reason why)

I have recently been hearing reports from the Rocky Mountain area, that large brown trout are showing up in streams that only hold rainbows and cutthroat trout this time of year. Meanwhile, other reports, are saying that fewer trout are being caught lower down the river system. Productive pools and runs now seem barren. For…

10 Reasons why a kayak is my first choice for trout fishing
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10 Reasons why a kayak is my first choice for trout fishing

I have played around with boats, float tubes, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, and various other watercraft over the years, and despite learning to paddle in a canoe I keep returning to Kayaks. While all watercraft have their strengths and weaknesses, I have found kayaks to be the best compromise at least when it comes to…