Nothing is more exciting than getting a bite from a feisty lunker. Trophy trout fishing is by no means an easy task, but with the right fish bait and proper techniques, you can increase your chances of getting some big strikes.
Choosing Flies: If you want to use trout flies to catch a trophy, stone or minnow flies are good choices. Wet flies are more effective than dry flies; since trophies tend to hang out in deep waters, they will probably not bother with swimming up to the surface to feed.
Choosing Lures: Since older trout do not eat as many insects when they are large as they do when they are younger and smaller, you will also want to have some larger lures that mimic baitfish in your tackle box or fishing vest. The Mepps Aglia spinner bait is a great trout lure to use if you want to catch a trophy. Its effectiveness goes a long in explaining is sustained popularity. In terms of your leader, it is best to use 6-pound test or less. Otherwise, it will be too heavy and you will increase your chances of having your line be detected by a potential strike.
Positioning: Positioning yourself as well as your bait is very important when trying to catch a trophy trout. Large trout are much more likely to be located in deep water, so do not waste much time fishing shallow waters. Instead, locate deep pools in your favorite lake or trout stream.
Location: Logjams are also likely hangouts for large fish, because they provide a placed for them to be protected and hidden away. Another place to try is downstream on a trout stream. The water is warmer downstream and large fish like the warmer water.
No matter where you are fishing, one thing to remember is that trophies are not as active as smaller trout and will not swim around chasing a meal. Regardless of the lure you use, you will want to position it right in front of your target so they will see it as an easy meal. It is also important not to make sudden movements or noises that create suspicious vibrations. If a trophy sense trouble, it will swim right back into its favorite hiding nook and your opportunity to get a bite will have come and gone.