Best Trout Lures – The Ultimate Trout Tacklebox
With trout season winding up all across the country, now is the time to assess your arsenal of lures to ensure you’re ready to go when fishing for some of the best game fish in North America. The best trout lures tend to be shiny with some action on them, and we’ve compiled a long list of just such lures to help you catch more fish. Go through our list and see what you have, what you don’t have, and what you need to catch your limits! Below the list is some helpful tips explaining a few types of lures and how best to fish them for trout.
Best Trout Lures – Spinner
The spinning lure is arguably the most popular trout lure on the market. Many manufacturers produce spinning lures and all seem to yield some success on the water. I prefer Mepps spinning lures to the other manufacturers, but there are plenty of choices that are very good. Rivers and streams are the best places to use spinning lures as their action when retrieved down river is irresistible to hungry trout. I like to fish them diagonally across the river, casting upstream, and retrieving downstream. You don’t feel the spin of the spoon as well, but the flutter drives the trout crazy. The spinning lure is my best trout lure in the tackle box.
Best Trout Lures – Spoons
Spoons are another popular option when fishing for trout. For me, spoons are used almost exclusively when trolling for trout in ponds and lakes. Spoons work great when targeting larger trout and salmon. The key with spoons is the speed of the retrieve. Depending on the bend in the spoon, the action varies greatly depending on how fast you retrieve. If you plan on trolling spoons, the best thing you can do is let the lure swim next to the boat while you adjust the speed. Spoons also come in a wide variety of colors. The most popular selections are usually gold and silver, but really any color combinations can work.