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There are thick spoons. There are thin spoons. Never the twain shall meet, at least in trout fishing.
Thick spoons run deep and as such are best for reaching down to early-season trout in fast water. These and similar spoons are comparatively thick in proportion to their overall surface area; they cast like rockets and are great lures for covering lots of water in a hurry.
the smallest available sizes on small to midsize streams. Go up to 3/8- or even 1/2-ounce models on really big water. Basic colors are silver or gold, often with colored stripes or spots added. You can also customize your own spoons (see "Doctor Your Lures" sidebar).
up and across in deep, fast water, but don't use a steady retrieve. The art of trout fishing with spoons is in reeling just fast enough to keep a tight line while pumping the rod tip to give a darting, tumbling action to the lure. A steady retrieve will catch some fish, but an erratic retrieve will catch more. Thinner spoons -- meaning less thick in proportion to their surface area; standard Dardevles are a good example -- don't fish as deeply. They work better later in the spring when the water is shallower, a little warmer, and trout are more aggressive.
2. In-Line Spinners
Deep-running is the key. Heavy-bodied, in-line spinners include the likes of Mepps, Pantherartin (shown below), Blue Fox Vibrax, Roostertails, and C.P. Swings. Each brand has its partisans, and there are some differences among them, but fundamentally they run deep -- and in the cold waters of spring, that's where the trout are.
First, use these lures in sizes suited to the water you're fishing. I routinely throw tiny 1/32-ounce Panther Martins with gossamer 2-pound-test nylon in tiny creeks when chasing high-country brook trout, for example. Midsize streams can take midsize (1/16- to 1/8-ounce) spinners. For really heavy water and serious fish, like the brushpile browns along Montana's big Jefferson River, you'll want to go heavier with line and lure -- meaning 8-pound-test and a 1/4-ounce spinner.
Fish in-line spinners either upstream or up and across in deep, fast water. The object is to reel just fast enough to keep the spinner blade rotating as the spinner sinks and travels back toward you along the bottom. Too slow a retrieve means you'll hang up on the bottom; too fast means the lure will ride too high in the water and you won't catch anything.
3. Minnow Plugs
Okay, here it is right up front. Rapalas are the kings of minnow plugs, and that means they're the kings of trout plugs, too. But there are some other very good minnow plugs that are worth a shot. Regular Rebels, both jointed and solid, work well on trout, as does Rebel's excellent new Ghost Minnow. Small Storm ThunderSticks are great for trout, and the interesting -- and expensive -- new Pin's Minnow from Yo-Zuri (shown above) comes in nifty colors with a weighting system to prevent tumbling during a cast.
The smallest of these plugs -- at 2 to 3 inches long -- are fine for small to midsize waters. Don't go above about 5 inches long on the top end, even on big rivers. That's because these are imitative lures, and the size you're fishing should match the prevalent baitfish, most of which are relatively small.
Use sinking (so-called countdown) versions in the early spring to get deep. A twitching, stuttering retrieve usually works best when casting upstream. Sometimes, though, a major-league brown trout will come explosively to a minnow plug that's cranked through a run just as fast as you can reel. Floating versions come into play by late spring. Fairly fast, twitching retrieves are key; try to work the lure along the edges of cut banks, logjams, and other structure that's prime cover for the biggest browns.
Pievienots (09-12-2010, 19:11)
A floating or diving plug with a slim body, subtle action and a good paint job bears an uncanny resemblance to a fingerling trout or a shiner minnow.
My first choice in stickbaits is one with a black-and-gold finish, but other anglers swear by a rainbow trout pattern, even in creeks that hold only other trout species.
Because they perform best in slow water, stickbaits can be cast upstream or down with equal effect. In either case, the lure should be retrieved with erratic stops and starts. Often as not, the strike will come when you've just stopped reeling and the lure begins to rise in the water like a wounded, dying minnow.[i]
Pievienots (09-12-2010, 19:28)
Few anglers jig for trout - probably because the rocky bottoms in many trout streams makes conventional jigging difficult - yet a good friend who loves to explore backwoods creeks with ultra-light spinning gear swears a jig is the best trout lure of all.
My friend hangs a small jig below a Styrofoam float so that the lure drifts at current speed a few inches above the rocks. He moves the float up or down his line to make his jig swim at the proper level.
The jigs that he favors weigh 1/32 to 1/16 ounce and are sometimes marketed as "teardrops" or "ice flies." Where legal, he tips his jigs with a waxworm, mousie grub or some other tiny tidbit.
Small jigs are best suited to clear creeks with moderate currents.