Learn what the most important factors are to consider when seeking the best time of day to catch trout. Follow these tips.
BEST TIME OF YEAR TO CATCH TROUT
Trout fishing is accessible year-round, but to increase your chances of success, follow these tips:
- Conventional wisdom suggests that late spring is the best time of year to fish for trout, especially if you’re looking for larger fish.
- The warmer it gets, the more fishing pressure from other anglers, the thicker the grass and brush surrounding their habitats and the lower the water levels. Although regarded as a myth by some, the trout could be more educated on avoiding lures and bait later in the season.
- Rule of thumb: If the air temperature is uncomfortable for you (below freezing or scorching hot), it will be uncomfortable for the trout as well, since they are cold blooded and their body temperatures reflect the temperature of the water they swim in.
BEST TIME OF DAY TO CATCH TROUT
According to trout fishing and behavior expert Jay Ford Thurston, the most important factors to consider when seeking the best time of day to catch trout are the water temperature and cloud cover.
- Trout are most actively feeding in comfortable water temperatures between 34 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Trout feeding picks up just as the water temperature rises one degree above 40, 45 and 49 degrees Fahrenheit, so taking the water temperature every hour is beneficial.
- Since trout…