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Do Trout Bite on Worms?

Using worms for trout fishing is a traditional and popular approach. Trout not only bite on worms but also love them.

Using worms for trout fishing is relatively more effective than any other approach in cold water when trout take positions under deep water. One thing you need to remember always how you rig the worms is more important than anything. Because approaches for trout fishing is different in different situations. It varies from high water to low water, clear water to pond water etc.

Using bobber and worm for trout fishing

If you are planning to go for trout fishing in a lake, this is the perfect method for you. Usually, we see that there are many things inlet are stuck in almost every lake. If you go for trout fishing in a lake, find a point like this. Because this kind of inlets invite baits and trout always roam around the inlet to eat those baits. So, if you place your worm in such a place, there are more chances that trout will find that. All you need to do is using a bobber to ensure that the worm is floating there.

You can take a 4-inch bait holder hook for this method also and take half of a worm to put on it. A 4-inch hook may look very small compared to the big mouths of the trout.

But it’s a perfect size to hold a lucrative quantity of worms. You may become confused about the bobber, where to set that. If you think that the lake is deep enough, you can use a slip bobber and set that in such a position that you can have 8 to a 12-meter leader under the bobber.

Trout fishing with drifting worms

If you cannot fly a fish properly but you are going to a stream or river where there is a swift current flowing, this the best alternative remaining for you. In rivers or streams with swift current flowing, you have to cast the worm upstream so that it can come back toward you.

A key suggestion for this method is, don’t reel the worm too much, just let it go at the same speed of the current. It will look like the worm is floating naturally. But if you reel it too much, you will disturb the natural pace of the current that floats the worm and so the trout will beware. Another thing to remember is, almost all the trout in the rivers are at least 1 pound in weight. So, you can use a 4-pound fluorocarbon line or 6 pounds if you think the trout are bigger there.

Worm fishing with sinking rig

This is an approach for trout fishing with worms that work best early in the morning or late at night. Trout roams around in the shallows in search of food during these two periods. For this approach, you need a small hook, you can choose a 4-inch bait holder hook for this approach. Since the hook is small, you don’t need to use a full worm, simply divide the worm in two-part and use for two hooks. In this way hookup, the worm and the hook will hit trout’s mouth before they find the tail of the worm.

In this approach, you can do one thing if you think that trout will not easily find the worm because there are too many grasses underwater. If you think so then inject some air through a syringe inside the worm so that it bubbles underwater and look a bit bigger. It will make the worm easily visible to the trout.

Trout eat worms and so obviously they bite on them. Trout of almost all water loves to eat worms. This is why worms are used for trout fishing so popularly. Types of hooks and size of worms may vary based on water condition. So all you need to do is prepare the hook and worms properly, trout will certainly bite on that.

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