How to Fish for Trout With Lures

How to Fish for Trout With LuresSpotted Sea trout are native to the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coasts and inhabit most of the waters adjacent to them as well. Growing up to an average size of 2.5 to 3 lbs. with the occasional monster, known as gator trout, the world record is 17.7 lbs, they can put up quite a fight on light tackle. Catching them with live bait is easy enough but a true test of a fisherman's metal is catching them with artificial baits.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Light Spinning Tackle
  • Berkley Gulp Bait
  • Rapala Topwater Lures
  • Lead Jig Heads
Step 1
Tie on a top water lure. Find one that most resembles the local bait fish. Broke-back lures are particularly productive.
Step 2
Cast you line out as far as possible and retrieve by reeling in slowly every three or 4 cranks, giving a sharp pull or twitch with the rod tip.
Step 3
Set the hook sharply with an upward motion of the rod when you feel a sharp pull on the line. Switch to a soft bait such as the Berkley Gulp or DOA shrimp if the top water lures are not effective.
Step 4
Tie a lead jig head onto the line and slip a soft bait onto the jig head.
Step 5
Cast the lure out and let it sink to the bottom.
Step 6
Retrieve the lure by bouncing it along the bottom and reeling in the slack, until you feel a strike.

Tips & Warnings

Trout fishing is most productive in the mornings and late afternoons.
This method can be used to catch white trout, redfish and a variety of other game fish.
Always know and obey all fishing laws and regulations.

Article Written By Justin Otto

Justin K. Otto is a freelance writer & editor from Pensacola, Florida. He has been writing for 9 years and professionally for just over 2 for several publications such as The Pensacola News Journal, a Gannett Publication, the PJC Corsair and Kayak Angler Magazine. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in journalism.

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