Thursday, September 11, 2008

Try Darker Lures This Fall Trout Season

It's not secret that fishing for trout during the Fall season usually produces great results. However, many anglers don't understand how altering their fishing tactics can help them catch even more trout!

With cooler outdoor and water temps, comes a few other important environmental conditions during the Fall season - which can affect the number of trout you catch. Heavy rains can make the water murky or muddy ... which can affect a trout's ability to see your lure or bait. Overcast days can also affect how your lure or bait look underwater.

One of the unwritten rules of trout fishing is that darker lures tend to work better on overcast days and in murky water. Without going into a long explanation, this has a lot to do with the visual light spectrum and how colors are under water.

In any case try this theory out for yourself. As we get later into the Fall trout season, try fishing darker lures. Try black and gold patterns. Lures with red and copper in them also tend to work well. Chartreuse is another good color during these conditions.

You also might like to try some glow in the dark lures - especially when fishing at night or in very murky water. These lures are effective because they're easier for trout to see under water.

Mepps makes some of the best trout lures available. They sell special trout lure kits containing some of the most effective lures in a single kit. Here are some of the more popular trout lure kits offered by Mepps.

Mepps Killer Hot Trout Kit

Mepps Killer Hot Trout Kit

Mepps' Killer Hot Trout Kit features an assortment of some of the hottest colors in fishing today. Assembled with the stream trout angler in mind, these inline spinners also work well for various panfish species. Hot Trout Kit includes: #0 Aglia Green Platinum #0 Aglia Rainbow Trout #1 Aglia Hot Firetiger #0 Aglia Hot Chartreuse #1 Aglia Hot Pink #1 Aglia Hot Orange

Mepps Killer Trouter Kit

Mepps Killer Trouter Kit

Mepps' Killer Trouter Kit includes six inline spinners in three different sizes, ensuring that you've got something in your box that'll entice those wary trout to bite. Trouter Kit includes: #00 Syclops Rainbow Trout #1 Aglia Copper #1 Black Fury Fluorescent #1 XD Silver Body/Silver Blade #0 Aglia Long Rainbow Scale #1 Thunder Bug May Fly

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Monday, September 08, 2008

Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season Opens October 18th

Trout anglers in Illinois are anxiously awaiting the 2008 Fall Trout Fishing Season. This year, October 18th, 2008 marks the season opener. Over 30 lakes and ponds will be stocked with trout before the season opener.

It's important to remember that trout may not be taken from these lakes and ponds from October 1st until 5 a.m. on October 18th.

A valid fishing license and inland trout stamp is required for all trout anglers unless they are under the age of 16, blind or disabled, or are an Illinois resident on leave from active duty in the Armed Forces.

For more information on the Illinois fall trout season, contact the IDNR Division of Fisheries at (217) 782-6424.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Fly Fishing Workshop for Trout Anglers in Arizona

The Arizona Fish and Game Department is co-sponsoring a trout fly fishing workshop at Becker Lake for anglers on October 4, 2008.

The 3 and half hour workshop is open to the public and will feature one-on-one instruction on the use of lures and artificial flies to improve angling success. Fly-fishing techniques, proper use of trout lures and presentation, use of casting bubbles with flies and trolling techniques will also be covered. There will be demonstrations on fly tying and methods of cooking and smoking fish.

Bring your own equipment if you have it .... otherwise equipment will be provided for those who don't have any.

There will be a morning session and and afternoon session with each session limited to 20 people. The cost is $10 per person. You must pre-register at the Pinetop Office if you want to participate. For more information, call (928) 367-4281.