Category: rainbow trout

I am going to fish at Lake Diefenbaker the 2nd week of September. I would like to flyfish for rainbow trout. I know what to use in small Alberta lakes, but am wondering about flyies and techniques on this large Saskatchewan lake. Could you please advise.

Posted on August 23rd, 2018

In the fall when water temperatures are colder, the rainbows there will cruise into shallower water along shorelines. I don’t know if 2nd week in Sept. will be cold enough, rainbows may still be deeper and scattered. End of Oct. would probably be a better time to target them in shallower water. At that time you will need to use a sinking line, or a sink-tip line with streamers like the Egg Sucking Leech pattern streamer. You can cast these to shallow structure like points, shorelines and channels inlets, etc., or you can troll them to cover more water.

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Hi Italo, seems to me that pike almost always strike a plug lure or a live minnow from the side and just below the head. Do trout usually attack a lure or minnow at the tail? I suppose it would be easier to hook trout if they went right for the treble at the tail. I have noticed that some trout spoons have a “little red teaser tab” attached to the shank of a treble, seems like a good idea. Thank you!

Posted on November 4th, 2017

Hi Angler, most of the time trout do hit lures from the back. The small “red tab” on many spoons and some spinners act as at tractors so that a following fish zeros in on the tab (which is at the treble), and strikes at it. I think the original thought behind the red-tab was that it was suppose to look like a small red blood spot. I’m not sure how effective it is since I have caught trout with the tab and without the tab. As long as it does not interfere with the action of the lure I guess it can’t hurt.

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Hello, we just saw your video about trout fishing in Israel, me and a fishing buddy are planning to go up north and wondered if you could share some locations with us. Best regards

Posted on August 18th, 2016

Hi Martin, when you refer to “up north”, not sure if you mean Ontario, you mean Israel. In Ontario the best trout fishing is in the spring when they are feeding near the surface and along shorelines. It can get¬†tough to catch trough when water temps warm up and they can be scattered anywhere in the water column.

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If you are referring to northern Israel, Dafna has a fishing pond and the the Dan river and also the Kibbutz that is on the Jordan river just east of Tiberius often has rainbows that have escaped from the aquaculture operations.

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Hi Italo,I loved the rainbow trout you caught on Manitowaning Bay, both ice fishing and trolling. My question is, is there a public access point to the bay near Bayside Resort or is it mostly private?Thanks,Joey

Posted on November 12th, 2015

You can access the bay right from Bayside Resort, or right at the waterfront.

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The trout will cruise right into water less than 10′ of water right in front of the resort.

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