Questions about trout fishing.

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  1. Hugo Paulat

    Hugo Paulat Bluegill

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    Hello everybody! I recently found out that I will probably be leaving for a camping trip. The site is right next to a river. I basically am a beginner when it comes to lure fishing. I went on the states website and apparently the river only has trout. I recently posted a thread asking for help on choosing some gear for bass fishing. I ended up buying 8 lbs mono. Lots of people recommended to use 2-4 lbs mono - fluoro for trout. Should I buy more line for my trout weekend? Some thinner one? What size hooks do you recommend? What lures and bait do you use? The river is the Youghiogheny river. The water visibility is 12 inches (It says on the website)
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    Solitario lupo Trout

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    Yough has more than trout in it buddy. They do stock Muskie also. You can catch any type of fish there if ya want. You want bass or anything else I would recommend live bait. Big minnows, creek chubs, or some medium size crayfish don't forget some worms. Trout will slam them all. No on the line just use your 8 lb mono, for trout and bass use hook size from 10 to 6. Bigger fish go 4 or bigger. Lures I would jig or use some tubes on the bottom. For trout lures I'd use a spinner or, a gold or silver spoon.
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    I have a few lures that have crayfish designs on them. They have rattles inside so I don't know if the trouts might get scared. I have a backyard that is FULL of worms. Do you think I can use them? I have some 1/0 hooks. Are they too big in your opinion? Should I quickly drop by walmart to get smaller ones? What kinds of rigs would work on them? Do trout bite on senkos?
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    Solitario lupo Trout

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    Don't know about the rattlers myself on trout. Any worms work even the ones in your backyard. So yes catch them and use them. 1/0 hooks are to big for trout so I would buy a smaller hook at least a size 6 or a little smaller. Most of the time I use a worm or powerbait with a split shot or two. Not sure on the senkos, they do eat those powerbait plastic worms so they may if the right color.
    I'm very simple for catching trout the way I do it is tie straight to my line a small hook use bait. Two ways for doing it. Get a good drift down the hole or get the bait in the hole and let it sit.
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    Any hook with a /0 is big. Hook sizes go from highest number equals smallest hook in plain numbers to smallest number equals smallest hook in /0 sizes. So size 12 is tiny and size 7/0 is huge.

    Wal Mart has assortments of pre snelled hooks and just hooks by themselves in a variety pack with a bunch of sizes.

    For lures anything in PA will hit original floating Rapalas. With all the rainbow trout fingerlings stocked in the state the rainbow pattern is the best, in my opinion.

    All of the other advice you have received is good.
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    Better throw in some Rebel crawfish in wee and med,Natural,Moss chartreuse and chartreuse. 0 and 1 spinners(Gold blades)Panther Martins,Blue fox,Swiss swings.and ugly duckling crank baits if you can find them.
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    Baits, I'd use a red worm on a size 8 hook for trout. 6 will also work, 10/12 I have only ever used with eggs. Google threaded Minnie rigs also, they work well for live bait as do grubs (butterworms or meal worms) if you can find them. I prefer to drift live bait, but I know plenty of people who just let it sit on bottom too.

    As far as lures, spinners are the classic choice for a reason, they work. Walmart had assortments of them in a pack in the spring. They are probably on clearance now that the fall stuff is out. I also like having a few 1/8 Phoebe spoons. They come in different colors and I carry a variety. One that is over looked is a spoon called an Al's goldfish. It's a 1/4 oz gold spoon and it is a mainstay amongst the old timers around here. They're harder to find, but should work well.

    I've had trout hit a 1/4 oz rattle trap while fishing for smallies, so I don't think a rattle on a lure would scare them at all. If there's small mouth in there they should go nuts on a crayfish lure. I like the rebels mentioned above myself.

    If you decide to try drifting, you can always tie some floro leader onto that 8lb mono to help bring the profile down. My normal drift fishing rig goes from 6lb mono down to a 4lb floro leader with a size 8 hook. Set it to run about 6 to 12" off the bottom with shot spread out on the main line.

    Good luck, sounds like a fun trip.

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