A spoon lure, resembling a rooster tail, set on a white backdrop

Panther Martin vs. Rooster Tail: Which Catches More Trout?

Panther Martins and Rooster Tails are both spinners but have slightly different makeups that anglers prefer depending on conditions and the fish’s attitude. Panther Martins have bigger blades and are heavier than Rooster Tails but can struggle in smaller water. Both rely on movement to be their best. No trout angler disputes the effectiveness of …

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Trout in the water.

Do Trout Have Backbones? A Skeletal System Breakdown

Yes, trout, like all fish, are vertebrates. They possess backbones and full skeletal systems that assist in mobility and protection. It may seem like an odd question, but given what swims in the waters the world over, I guess it’s legit. If you’ve ever wondered about the bone structure of trout, my guess it’s because …

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Brown Trout caught in urban pond

The Best Baits for Stocked Trout in Urban Ponds

Some of the best baits for stocked trout in urban ponds include minnows, nightcrawlers, PowerBait, woolly buggers, clouser minnows, Squiggly Worms, spinners, spoons, jerk baits, and jigs. Whether throwing live bait on a spinning rod or breaking out the fly fishing setup, catching urban trout is a test. Depending on where you live and your …

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TFO Reel

Why Trout Fishing is Expensive: Excursions and Equipment

Serious trout anglers invest heavily in gear like rods, reels, lines, flies, waders, clothing, and other accessories. Once the gear is purchased, the cost to get out on the water, thanks to travel and fishing licenses, adds up. Thankfully, there are ways to have a more budget-friendly experience. Like any hobby or passion, people can’t …

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Montana river.

Where to Find Trout: Locating the Cherished Freshwater Fish

Some of the best places to find trout include Alaska, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and numerous other states. The ideal water conditions, plentiful food sources, and miles of rivers give several types of trout ample places to live. Thanks to diverse ecosystems and intense conservation efforts by local game …

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