Introduction to Trout Fishing
Spring in New England is the season of all things new - snow melting, birds chirping, and of course, the fish becoming more active as they stretch out of their winter slumber. Spring is also one of the best times to get outside, dust off your fishing gear and catch some trout!
Trout fishing varies widely depending on the area of the country (or the world) in which it's done. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some basic shore fishing techniques, and impart some knowledge on how to catch trout in the many ponds of New England!
All states in New England run stocking programs which ensure stable trout populations and give anglers great opportunities to catch trout in many ponds throughout New England. Your license dollars support these programs, so that all anglers contribute to the sustainability of New England fisheries. Most ponds in New England are stocked with trout in the spring, but many also receive fish in the fall. Take advantage of this, and be sure to monitor your local DFW website for stocking schedules!
Trout Fishing Basics
3) Casting Lures for Trout
The final method to catch trout in New England ponds, and perhaps the sportiest of the three, is using lures. This method allows the angler to cover more area and often entails wading along the banks of the pond in search of fish. Trout will hit a wide array of small lures ranging from spoons to spinners and crank baits. Brown trout especially are known to cruise the shallows of New England ponds and aggressively strike lures - they are among the most ferocious of the trout species of New England, along with the tiger trout. Hungry rainbows will also take lures!
Get Out There!
You should now be relatively well equipped with enough intel to catch trout in New England ponds come springtime! Remember too that flyfishing is always an option for those inclined for the challenge - it can be quite effective. For the angler just looking to catch more trout in New England come spring, these tips and tricks will help to get you started. For more information on best baits & lures for catching trout, please click below!