If you are getting ready for trout season, then pick these lures up now.
There’s no sense in getting anything else. I can’t seal the deal for you, but I can tell you what works.
Fill your tackle box with these trout lures and you’ll be rippin’ lips this season.
Rapala Original Floating Minnow
Some lures stand the test of time. This plug has been catching fish for generations. I’ve had luck with the silver, gold and rainbow trout colors. I’ve had success with sizes F03, F05, F07 and F09. A tried and true contender, this lure catches fish.
Blue Fox Vibrax
These are great when you need to keep the lure down in the water column. The UV colors are particularly productive for trout.
Joe’s Flies Short Striker
I went fishing on my home waters and wasn’t having much luck. My dad’s buddy was yanking rainbows out of the water left and right. I finally asked him what he was using. It was a Joe’s Flies Short Striker in Potamac Coachman with a #2 gold blade. On my first cast, I caught one. Make sure you get a bunch of these.
Get one of these in the Classic Teardrop Spinner model. My go-to is a Classic Gold with a #2 blade. If I’m on bigger water, I’ll move up to the same model, but with a #4 blade. The Classic Silver and Rainbow Trout variations work well too.
Find a rock that breaks up the current, stand downstream of it and cast one of these in front of the rock. Then, steadily retrieve it. You’ll have a limit of trout in no time. I like the plain silver and the blue in 1/12 oz. and 1/8 oz. sizes.
Worden’s Rooster Tail
You have to have a few of these ready. There are so many options, that it can get intimidating. I’ve had my best luck with some sort of white or black, and yellow. The light, single hook options are unique as well.
These cast a mile! When you’re in open water, these are a great option. It’s very easy to cover a lot of water with this lure. Use silver and the silve/blue options in 1/12 oz., 1/8 oz. and ¼ oz. If you’re fishing for steelhead, or trophies, up to the 3/8 oz. option.
Mepps Aglia Spinnerbait
You can’t go wrong with this one. Use sizes 0, 1, 2 and 3. I’ve always had luck with the gold blades. Also, the #3 size has always gotten more strikes for me than the other sizes.
Acme Little Cleo
This lure is a great spoon. Use the hammered versions to get some serious flash to get the trout’s attention. Either pop this lure and let it flutter in a deep pool, or steadily retrieve it across some ripples.
Monster trout love this one. This lure has a similar action to the Rapala, but it’s weighted. This makes the nose dive on the pause and really can give the action of a dying bait fish that will drive trout wild. Wade upstream and cast this along banks to lure in a big brown.
You’ll be more than ready with these 10 lures in your tackle box. Who is ready for spring?!