Welcome to Apex Fishing Tips, this section of our website is specifically for trout fishing. On this web page you'll learn about trout and trout fishing tactics and methods. We provide information on trout that is useful to all anglers, it doesn't matter if this is your first time fishing for trout or you've been doing it for years, our trout fishing tips will help you catch bigger trout, more often.
First, you'll find 6 trout fishing tips that will help you catch several popular species of trout, including brook, brown, cutthroat, golden, lake and rainbow trout. Our trout fishing tips can be used by both experienced and novice anglers. If you have any trout fishing tips, you'd like to share, please contact us with them, and we'll add them in the below list.
In addition to 6 trout fishing tips we're going to teach you about a few different species of trout. We also list below the current world fishing records for all the popular species of trout. If you still need more trout fishing tips, we've provided some additional resources at the bottom of this page. You'll also find some awesome trout fishing pictures.
Trout is a common name for several different species of freshwater fish that belong to the Salmoninae subfamily of the Salmonidae family. Trout are mostly found in freshwater lakes and rivers, but some species can survive in saltwater. Trout are an important food source for many different animals, like brown bears and eagles. There are 11 species of fish in North America that are considered trout.
Of the 11 species of trout in North America, six are very popular among anglers. They include the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), the brown trout (Salmo trutta), the cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii), the golden trout (Oncorhynchus aguabonita), the lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) and the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Trout are so popular they're grown in fisheries to be released in lakes for recreational fishing.
Most species of trout can be caught using a wide variety of live baits, including corn worms, earthworms, fly nymphs, salmon roe and waxworms. Artificial baits and lures are also very effective. Spinners and plastic trout worms can be used with traditional fishing methods, while flies can be used when fly fishing. Power bait or trout bait, a manmade bait, comes in a wide variety colors and scents can also be used.
The below International Game Fish Association (IGFA) trout world fishing records are up to date as of 2019.
A picture of a brook trout (S. fontinalis) caught on a fishing trip.
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A picture of a brown trout (S. trutta) caught on a fishing trip.
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A picture of a cutthroat trout (O. clarkii) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: Rich Ryan / Flickr)
A picture of a golden trout (O. aguabonita) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: Marc Arndt / Flickr)
A picture of a lake trout (S. namaycush) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: Berger / Flickr)
A picture of a rainbow trout (O. mykiss) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: Ray F. / Flickr)