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There's a strip pit lake close by that is stocked with trout (rainbow and brown i believe). I figure now that bass fishing is slowing down I might buy a trout stamp and try my hand at it but I know ZERO about fishing for trout, I've tried looking online and all I can find is fly fishing information. Any good info? What type of baits? Where in a lake would they usually reside? When are they most active? Any other tips? They ok to lip? I know nothing about trout...  :) thanks!

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Get an ultra-light rod, try to get something sensitve, and line it with 4 lb. test.  I use Sufix Elite for trout.  Go buy a Mepps in-line spinner bait, I use sizes 1-3, with the gold blade with that little peice of pinkish plastic in the middle.  Killer for trout on spinning gear.  

You cannot go wrong with a Panther Martin either.  I stick with something greenish but I've seen people catch trout on every color in the rainbow.  Maybe for a particular area a certain color might work better, but in general, they'll all catch fish for you.

I would suggest you use a small barrel swivel to reduce line twist or bend the spinner a bit.  To avoid the swivel getting into your rod guides, use a bead.  

If you're getting into the water, fish and walk against the current.  By nature, when trout lay around, they face the current so approaching them from behind and casting up-stream is like shooting them in the achilles heel.  

Look for "pockets" or "holes."  Basically, it's an area of the water where the current is calmer.  But don't hesistate to throw into the ripples every now and then.

Now, if you wanna get into fly fishing for trout, I'll gladly help you out.  PM me.   :)

Cheers.

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can't go wrong with a panther martin spinner, can't stress that enough, also trout magnets or like itty bitty jigs for trout, you bounce it along, try those, it's almost like fishing for small mouth, oxygenated water, behind rocks and such are hot spots.. don't lip them, there itty bitty teeth are a little more sharp than a bass but it's nothing bad or anything just grab them around the back of the head or under the belly if you're going to catch and release... also if you're going to catch and release MAKE SURE TO WET YOUR HAND BEFORE TOUCHING THEM they have delecate scales and it can damage them, so wet your hand! have fun!

here's my catch one day...

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caught out of here...

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i'm more of a fan of a yellow rooster tail.. but any spinner should work

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As others have mentioned, spinners are fine. Other things that will work are grubs on jigheads and crankbaits.

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I am a WAY better trout fisherman then bass. I use a ton of different techniques. I use a lot of artificial. My top artificials rapala countdowns, trout magnets, rooster tail white. I use 6 lb test but I also catch 4 or 5 20 inch trout on some outings. Worms, minnows, meal worms, powerbait, and salmon eggs ALL work. Trout prefer specific items at times so I go through 5 or 6 baits before I see what they are hitting.

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Ive accidentally caught a few fishing deep for bass with a jointed suspending shadrap in Parrot color. Once I was reeling my jig in pretty quickly and had about a 26 inch trout jump out of the water after it.

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if the trout are jumping at flys, try and match the fly and fly fish with it, caught numerous wild rainbows that way.

If they aren't jumping at flys, make a spawn sac out of salmon eggs and my personal touch, raw fresh crayfish meat from a live crayfish.

Also try a spoon, caught a 3 lb stocked brookie that way.

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