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Old 03-24-2020, 7:58 AM
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Default School Me on a Trout Setup

Havenít fished since I was a kid, now seems like a good time to start. Whatís a good starter rig? It will be lightly used so I donít want to break the bank. Whatís the ideal rod length, bait/lure, setup, etc.

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I would go to your local store, and get an "Ugly Stick" set up.

They're well made, indestructible, and inexpensive. Get the lightest rig they have.
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Lake or stream?
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Lake: Carolina rig with the sparkly garlic trout bait on a treble hook.

Stream: fly rod with a live bug caught near shore.

River: anything from a spoon to a fish trap or bow.
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Hook. Power bait. Fishing pole.

There you go.
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With trout you can get an ultralight rod and reel to experience the little fight that is in a trout. When I fish for trout, I just want to catch them, so I use a heavier rod and reel. I like a good quality reel, so look at the Shimano website, and select the reel that you want. Shimano also makes a good line of trout rods. YouTube has a lot of trout videos, enjoy watching them.
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Lake: Carolina rig with the sparkly garlic trout bait on a treble hook.

Stream: fly rod with a live bug caught near shore.

River: anything from a spoon to a fish trap or bow.
That's it!! Caught many fish in the streams at Mammoth on worms, Hot tip. light weight pole and rod setup from Big 5 will work.
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Any light-weight rig will do the trick. If it works for bass, it can work for trout.

Anytime my boys start complaining that their rod, reel, lure, line, sun angle, wind speed, planet alignment is keeping them from catching fish, I offer them a $20 bet that I can catch something with their rig. They haven't taken me up on it yet.
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Big 5 special with power bait or nightcrawlers and lots of beer. I usually stuff my waders full of bud light and start at the top of the stream and by the time I'm down the stream all beers are crushed in my back pocket and all the front pockets are full of trout.
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Trout - easiest fish to catch

You gonna have to try different types bait/lures and see what they are hitting on where you fish

...is why it's called fishing ... not catching
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Don't buy fly rod Unless you know how to use it. Its a lot of work to learn.

Best bait i have found is turn rocks over at water line. Look for worms and grubs under the rocks. Grubs seem to catch more trout.

Lure Kastmasters work well.

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Light line light gear light lures and small hooks.
Stocked trout are dumb if you find somewhere with freshly planted trout and have some competence you will catch fish.
Wild trout and trout that see alot of pressure and fly fishing take alot more skill and patience in most cases.
You can get a pretty good quality spinning set up for less than a hundred dollars these days. Or you can treat fishing like guns and spend the price of a decent used car and fill up your garage with more stuff you dont need.

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A light action spinning rod rated for 4 - 8 Lbs line, and a reel to match. I'd go with 6 Lbs test monofilament line to start with.

For bait fishing I like 1/4 ounce sliding sinkers, small swivels and size 10 or 12 bait hooks. You can fish with grubs, worms or power bait.

For spinning the 1/4 ounce and smaller spinners (Rooster tails, Mepps, etc.) in a variety of colors with gold or silver blades.
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Lake: Carolina rig with the sparkly garlic trout bait on a treble hook.

Stream: fly rod with a live bug caught near shore.

River: anything from a spoon to a fish trap or bow.
This. For carolina rig I would use a small, small, small treble hook (maybe size 14) I usually use 2 pound test. Watch your drag. Could use heavier fluorocarbon if you want.
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Trout are very picky get a light rod 6’ nice reel and either 2lb-4lb test I use nymphs preferably shad color and just kill trout now that is my set up and also use tube jigs and occasionally some spinner but when bite is slow of course powerbait.
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$20 combo will get it done. Mitchell or Ugly stick. My $17 Turners Mitchell combo is my go to and has caught far more Trout than my $400 Loomis/Okuma setup
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Try to find an ultra-light spin-casting combo. 4lb line on the reel, 2lb line for leader.

https://www.big5sportinggoods.com/st...23/_/A-6519334


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Notpc has it right.
Iíve always just used 4lb for the leader.
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All good advice above.
I’ll second the ugly stick combo. Ultralight to light power. 4-6 lb mono for your mainline, 2-4 lb mono leader.


Carolina rig - fish the bottom
Split shot under a bobber - fish the top
1/8 - 1/4 ounce spinner or spoon - fish the whole column.

Lots of other setups you will run into if you start surfing youtube, but that will get you fishing.

Get yourself a small pair of needlenose pliers, a line nipper/cutter, a 4-6” filet knife and a skillet full of butter and you are good to go!
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Here’s a couple rigging vids from Cal:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HNuEjZbxUAE

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_vZJybZLdkw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ffXMkUCcaQM&t=99s
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If you do buy a combo already set up, pull the line off and buy quality line.
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Donít forget about good old miniature marshmallows for bait. Trout love them more than your kids.


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Full disclosure:

I don't fish for stocked trout.

That out of the way i will say that the sliding Carolina rig will cause you a lot of grief on a steep rocky shore line.

Better a dropper rig with the egg sinker held on with a split shot so it's sacrificial if you get hung on the rocks.

Rules of thumb with trout.

Use the least weight, lightest line and smallest hook you can get away with.

Flourocarbon leader is your friend.
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$20 combo will get it done. Mitchell or Ugly stick. My $17 Turners Mitchell combo is my go to and has caught far more Trout than my $400 Loomis/Okuma setup
This right here.....I have a 5í Ultra Light Ugly Stick with a Mitchell reel that Iíve had, um forever, and have caught more Trout & Small Mouth with it than any other set-up I have.
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All good advice...I have several from rods 5' to 7' but ultralight to light I like 2-6 spinning rods and to be picky cork handle I love catching trout on hardware 1/16-1/8 torpedo or bullet spins are just a pleasure for most rivers I hit in summer. Have fun it is a true addiction and can be a scientific study if you enjoy that type of thing.
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I don't fish for stocked trout.

That out of the way i will say that the sliding Carolina rig will cause you a lot of grief on a steep rocky shore line.

Better a dropper rig with the egg sinker held on with a split shot so it's sacrificial if you get hung on the rocks.

Rules of thumb with trout.

Use the least weight, lightest line and smallest hook you can get away with.

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True words. Ive caught every species of trout in CA, except for a golden. Big and small, stocked and natives. Little hint, the natives in streams and small lakes wont touch artificial bait. Like power bait and such. Good luck!
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If you are interested in trout fishing, this is one of my favorite channels to watch, where I get a lot of freshwater fishing tips. There are a lot of fishing videos on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/FishinaddictsNW/videos
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And for the Debbie downer......

Almost a waste of time to try to trout fish if you plan to go to your local lake.
Most lakes are closed.

Second problem, not too much longer trout will be moving to deeper water when surface temps get too warm. This will put them out of reach for bank fishing.

If you plan to try stream fishing, that is a fair option, but you won't be the only one. Lots of fishermen need their "fix".
DFW doesn't stock too many streams, so more than likely the guys fishing before you will strip any streams bare.
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Great info. Thanks again. So, do most folks cast and reel in, or use a float and let it bob for a while?


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I fish for trout in sierra streams and rivers. Lightweight or ultralight spinning combo. My go to is a Panther Martin, silver blade yellow body with red dots. Catches everything, even the native trout at my gold claim. But, I think I'm the only one whose tossed a line in that section of river in years.

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Great info. Thanks again. So, do most folks cast and reel in, or use a float and let it bob for a while?
Why not both & more? Hanging a presentation under a float is good...drifting one off the bottom is good...casting and retrieving hardware is good...casting or trolling plugs good...etc...see what I mean? Not just one way to do it
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And for the Debbie downer......

Almost a waste of time to try to trout fish if you plan to go to your local lake.
Most lakes are closed.

Second problem, not too much longer trout will be moving to deeper water when surface temps get too warm. This will put them out of reach for bank fishing.

If you plan to try stream fishing, that is a fair option, but you won't be the only one. Lots of fishermen need their "fix".
DFW doesn't stock too many streams, so more than likely the guys fishing before you will strip any streams bare.


Just drove around Lopez and Cachuma in the last two days. Open and people with lines in the water. Donít know if anyone was catching, but they were fishing.


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Really depends on the lake and type of bait/lure being used. If you have a two-rod stamp you can use one rod to do a top/bottom presentation and one to cast a lure. This is generally what I do until I find which presentation they like.

I also agree in using the lightest tackle setup you can get away with. Trout are probably one of the most line-shy fish out there, especially the natives - they can be super finicky and picky.
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For small streams take a worm or cricket with 1 spit shot weight about a foot er 2 from the hook. Cast and let worm flow with the current naturally. And repeat for about 10 cast's. If that dont work, do something different or move to a new hole.

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True words. Ive caught every species of trout in CA, except for a golden. Big and small, stocked and natives. Little hint, the natives in streams and small lakes wont touch artificial bait. Like power bait and such. Good luck!

If you are in fairly good physical condition and would like to knock that last species off the list without a llama pack in level of difficulty type trip PM me.
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