Interesting Facts About Brook Trout Fishing
Most species of salmon fish are distinguished by great plasticity and adaptability to external conditions. From the point of view of most ichthyologists, brook trout, like other similar forms (not to be confused with rainbow trout, mykizha), are one species with brown trout, but in different ecological forms. It is customary to call brown trout – a migratory form, and various settled ones – trout. Depending on the habitat, trout can be river, stream, lake. In this description, we will consider a settled form – trout, i.e. fish permanently living in rivers, streams or lakes. The maximum size of a settled trout can approach 10-12 kg, but they are very dependent on the conditions of existence. Brook trout, most often, remains in a dwarf form, the size of which can be no more than 25 cm. There are several subspecies that differ greatly in size and appearance.
Trout fishing methods
Trout is caught, like most salmon, on spinning, fly fishing, float fishing rods. Trolling in the sea and lakes.
Spinning trout fishing
For trout fishing, it is quite possible to find “specialized” rods and lures. The basic principles for choosing gear are the same as for other medium-sized salmon. On medium-sized tributaries, light one-handed spinning rods are used. The choice of “building” of the rod is influenced by the fact that the lure often takes place in the main stream of the river or the fish can be played in a fast current. When choosing a coil, special attention should be paid to the clutch device. Due to difficult fishing conditions, forced hauling is possible. When catching trout with spinning tackle, on artificial baits, anglers use spinners, spinnerbaits, oscillating lures, silicone lures, wobblers. An important point is the presence of baits that hold well in the desired layer of water. For this, “turntables” with a small petal and a heavy core or medium-sized wobblers with a narrow, pursuing body and a small “minnow” type blade are suitable. It is possible to use sinking wobblers or suspenders.
Trout fishing with a float
For fishing trout on float rigs, it is preferable to have a light rod of “fast action”. For fishing on small rivers with “running” snaps, large-capacity inertial reels are convenient. It is important to understand the conditions of fishing and prepare gear accordingly. In most cases, traditional rigs will do.
Fly fishing for trout
The choice of gear may depend not only on the preferences and experience of the angler, but also on the fishing conditions. It is important to know the possible sizes of the catch. Most often, for catching medium and small trout, one-handed rods of light and medium classes up to the 7th, inclusive, are chosen. But in some cases, they prefer various switch rods or light “spey” rods. The choice of reels for trout fishing has its own peculiarity. There is a special category of fly fishermen who prefer to fish this strong fish with reels that do not have a braking system. Regarding the cords, it is worth noting that there are a large number of products specially designed for this fishing. The choice depends, rather, on the conditions of fishing. And because trout baits, in general, do not differ in large size or weight, fly anglers have “a lot of room for creativity.”
Spinning lures have been discussed above, and as for fly fishing lures, their choice is very wide. Along with rainbow trout and brown trout, fishing for this fish “sets the fly fishing trend”, both for tackle and for popular lures. For dry fly fishing, baits connected on hooks No. 20-22 can be used, while the fish actively reacts to both wet flies and medium-sized streamers. Trout are great at salmon flies. Trout and brown trout react to surface baits, such as “Mouse”. When fishing with float rods, traditional baits are used: insect larvae, worms, and more.
Places of fishing and habitat
Trout lives in the basins of the rivers of the North Atlantic, the Caspian and Black Seas. In the east, its range ends with the Czech Guba. The fish was actively settled in North and South America, in Australia and dozens of other places where a person planned to fish for it. In rivers, it can stay in different places. The general features of life in a reservoir are similar to most medium-sized salmon. Large individuals prefer to stay in bottom depressions, near the channel edge or near obstacles. When the temperature of the water in the river rises, it often stands in the main stream. When switching to feeding on juvenile fish, it is similar in behavior to other river salmon.
For spawning, it can enter streams, small tributaries, and also spawn together with brown trout in channel and source lakes. Lays eggs in nests in stony-pebble soil. Spawning takes place in October-November. It can spawn 4-11 times. It should be noted that males predominate among the settled forms of trout. “Marriage attire” is poorly expressed.