Using stick/body baits when fishing for trout
Trout season is well under way with many anglers using dry flies and spinners. But what if you're interested in waging battle with the largest trout in the river? Have you considered using stickbaits or body baits?
Many avid trout anglers swear by using these types of lures if you're looking to catch big stream trout. Stick baits and body baits mimic the minnows and small fish many trout species love to eat.
Keep in mind you won't catch large quantities of trout when you're using this type of bait, but the ones you do find will be high quality and worth the effort. Consider fishing with lures you'd normally use when targeting bass and/or northern pike and stick with natural colors for the best chance of success.
To learn even more about fishing for trout in Michigan check out the Michigan Fish and How to Catch Them website..
This tip was adapted from Michigan Outdoor News and posted by the Michigan DNR.