Fishing is a common sport in America and there are many different types of fishing and fish. Trout fishing is one of the most popular forms of fishing for sport and hobby so it is no surprise how big trout fishing in America is becoming. With so many people taking part of trout fishing America, there are tournaments, fishing camps, instructors, competitions and much more all related to the task of trout fishing.
Why is trout fishing in America so popular anyway? Why do so many people want to be a part of this great class of trout fishermen? One reason why trout fishing in America is so popular is because of the challenge of it. There is often more challenge involved in trout fishing because trout are particular about what they like and are not as easy to catch.
There are many different techniques of trout fishing and which one you use will depend on your situation and your preferences. The thing about trout that is different from other types of fish is that they tend to be very particular about what they like and when. One day they may enjoy a certain type or color of bait and ignore it the next day. However, coming prepared with several different types of lures and bait can help remedy this if you encounter picky fish.
The basic techniques are:
- Drift fishing
- Float fishing
- Jig fishing
- Tight lining
Drift fishing, as the name suggests, involves dropping your line and hook (with bait) upstream into the water where the trout are located and allowing it to naturally drift down and wait for a bite. It may be used with different types of bait and with or without a floater or bobber. Float fishing is the same lines of drift fishing except specifically with a floater or bobber. Jig fishing involves using a type of lure called a “jig”. There are many types of jigs to choose from in different shapes and sizes so you can experiment with different ones to find one that your trout like. Tight lining is meant to use only in more shallow water and involves bottom fishing or dropping the line directly in where you can see the fish and pulling the line taunt to get the slack out. Watch carefully for a bite!
America, and all of the North American continent, has many great lakes and streams for fishing for trout. This is another reason why this type of fishing is so popular. There are even people who enjoy this hobby so much that they spend the entire season traveling from one great trout location to another. What you may not know is that there are also many different species of trout which can be found throughout America in the many different lakes, rivers and streams.