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Old 07-10-2019, 12:03 PM
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What is your favorite bait for trout? Worms, salmon eggs, corn, Which flavor of powerbait, etc

I like rainbow sparkle and pink sparkle powerbait with a worm.
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:08 PM
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If you know the lake/stream was stocked garlic powerbait usually does the trick. Of course you cant go wrong with a good ol' worm either.

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I have better luck with an aired up worm than power bait
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Regular mash-mellows weighted to about 2' from the surface. Salmon eggs. Local bugs.
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If it is legal in your area......whole Kernel Corn

I have great luck with it..... and it’s cheap. And if you get hungry....eat your bait....lol
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Worms or salmon eggs always worked fine for me.
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Grasshoppers. Put the hook in just behind the head, then feed it down through the body and back out. Use a split shot about 18" up the line depending on the water you're fishing. If they're still alive when you cast them out even better, but not required. My grandfather used to freeze mason jars full of em. I haven't fished with bait for over 30 years, but it worked great when I was kid.
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Crawlers !!!!!!!!!! All of him two if their small.
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I use Salmon eggs, Power Bait and my old stand by of jet puff mini marshmallows.
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I use raw chicken skin cut worm like as my go-to bait. In the water it wiggles like a worm and is so tough that the nibblers can't tug it loose. Trout, bass and especially your pond fish including catfish can't resist it. Sometimes if I take the trouble I marinate the strips in water down bait.
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Pull up some big clumps of grass or corn stalks by the roots. shake out the soil and collect the small red worms in there.(young nightcrawlers). use a #8 or #10 hook and hook them once through the thickest part. put a small split shot 18" up and dip it into a pool or eddy in the creek. Trout will hammer those things. The second best is a grasshopper floated on the surface with no weights. I have seen trout explode out of the water to engulf a hopper. That is why there are worm and hopper imitation flies for fly fishermen.
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I almost always use Powerbait, but the old timers who are always outfishing me are always using corn!
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ive used a lot of baits for trout. night crawlers and red wigglers are some of the best. small crawdads and small minnows are just as good if that's what they are used to eating. they must be lively tho.

presentation was always the key for me.small hook and light line.2lb test works best but 4lb offers a lot more leeway in getting a bigger trout to shore.

a 2lb wild trout will fight like a wildcat in cold water.

another good bait is a brown sculpin. they are hard to catch but will stay alive on a hook quite awhile.


I have never used a hellgamite for trout but ill bet they would work well.
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4 lb test line, very small crimp sinker, very small bobber, very small treble hook, if legal, just enough velveta cheese to cover the hook and stay on. put the bobber 4-6 feet above the bait. in clear water, you can see them slap the bait with their tail on the first pass. They are trying to knock it off the hook. This will also cause the bobber to dip and if you react, the bait usually falls off. Wait until the bobber starts moving away then set the hook.

This is for stocked trout below dams, small lakes, etc. Wild trout are way smarter than stocked ones.

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I use 5 /6Ē herring on a # 2 hook 1/4 to1/2 oz egg sinker 27 30í down in the reservoir
My fish donít eat cheese
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Butt of a worm, #6 baitholder hook, 4# test, max, crystal clear mono, 3/8" - 7/16" bobber, spray painted sky blue, far enough up to put the bait down in the zone, under the rock, etc.
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Helgramites. Hands down.
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A lot of lakes and rivers here are regularly stocked.

Dent corn dried then soaked in garlic oil. Not used it in years though, to passive I like to move and troll. I would use it on a trot line.
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If it is legal in your area......whole Kernel Corn

I have great luck with it..... and itís cheap. And if you get hungry....eat your bait....lol
Most trout streams and lakes it's illegal to use. Smaller fish eat it but can't pass it which ends up killing them.

I agree though, where legal it's a good bait for trout.

Believe it or not my go to bait for huge trout is dead minnows. I do t know what it is but all the large trout I've ever taken hit a dead shiner or hunt.

I read about that tip in an ancient copy of field and stream. Tried it and it's a doozie.
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worms and grubs
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