The next type of presentation that I always suggest in the Spring, is a Worm
presentation. The simplest presentation is a live trout worm (they are smaller than night crawlers), but they can sometimes be tough to find at local bait shops. The next best thing is a scented soft plastic worm. My favourite is the Berkley
trout worm in the pink bubblegum color. Raven
also make some fantastic soft plastic trout worms. My favorite size of worm to use is the 3.5inch worm. Worms are best used under a float – either nose-hooked, or wacky-rigged; also feel free to give your worms (if you're using a soft plastic worm) a slight 'twitch' every couple of feet as it drifts.
Below are some pictures of soft plastic trout worms:
Raven Worm -->
KypeFish Worm -->
When all other forms of baits/presentations fail, I always fall back on the tried and tested all-time best presentation – the Minnow Presentation
There are many different ways to present this – but the best is still (and always will be), a live minnow under a float.
If your local bait shop is out of minnows or you don't feel like lugging around a pail of water/live minnows, there are many
different ways you can show a minnow presentation (folks with spinning gear, this one's for you!). You can also bottom bounce minnows on a 3-way rig, or even on a Drop Shot setup.
If I don't use live minnows, my number one alternative would be throwing some hardware!... For those of you who don't know that I mean – I mean chucking spoons and spinners
My all-time most successful trout spoon is a Little Cleo
(In the example picture below I will show you my top color for trout). I like to throw Little Cleo
spoons in a 2/5oz size when I'm tossing for trout. My second favorite minnow presentation aside from spoons, is to use a spinner
My favorite spinner to toss is a size #3 Blue Fox
spinner. The size #3 is the perfect size to give you cast ability, but it is also small enough for 'not-so-hungry' or 'sluggish' fish to still strike. I have found most success using these in a Pink or Chartreuse color. Another top favorite spinner of mine is the Panther Martin
. I like using Panther Martin's
in smaller streams/rivers - my favorite is a size 0, in Yellow with Red Spots and a Gold Blade.
Below are some pictures of my favorite Spoons/Spinners:
Blue Fox -->
Panther Martin -->
Little Cleo -->
For the drift fisherman or fisher ladies that have just read this article... I am very happy to announce that we now carry CoolWaters Floats
! These floats are made of balsa wood
, which makes them more buoyant in oxygenated and choppy drifts (in comparison to traditional plastic floats), and they will track much better in your drifts (due to the natural buoyancy of balsa wood). Get in there and grab them fast, because I have a feeling this shipment will be gone by trout opener!
So there you have it folks! Those are some of the best Spring presentations, lures, and baits to chase some trout.
Hopefully this will help you all get out there and catch some fish!
Good luck, stay safe, and happy fishing!
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