Winter trout fishing
Winter is over, well sort of…the calendar indicates it is spring, but reaching hidden streams still requires trekking threw a snow covered forest floor. This winter has been challenging. 5 rivers fished, 22km of bank covered 5 lures left behind, with a tally of 5 trout. Some might think it is a disappointment considering the effort and time invested, but it is not always about the catch. Experiencing nature and learning new lessons along the way is priceless.
Winter trout fishing is hard and I needed to do more with my lures. I am not a fan of soft baits, but they might of been the key for more successful trips. Also different types of hard lures might of helped – shallow running, mid and deep running. Also need to play around with the retrieve rates, starting and stopping the lures, twitching it more. Could of done the same with the spoons lures, dropping them to the bottom and dragging them with short burst. Plenty more things come to mind, but it is what it is. The more I fish the more I learn.