Trolling For Trout: How To Catch Boatloads Of Trout In Idle Zones!!!
By: Joseph Simonds on February 25, 2020
It’s trolling time!
And I’m not talking about offshore trolling for mackerel or tuna…
I’m not talking about trolling inshore waters for speckled trout!
Most people don’t troll inshore, but it’s actually a really fun (and effective) way to fish.
- If you’re passing through an idle zone, you might as well have a line out
- A small trout feels like a monster when you’re trolling
- It’s a great way to beat the heat and get a breeze going
- There can be tons of action
In this short podcast, we caught four species, including several trout, and we were getting bites almost nonstop.
This style of fishing is great if you just want tight lines, if you’re taking family and friends out, or if you’re waiting for the tide to turn.
However, even though this is an effective way of fishing for many reasons, we’ve learned some lessons through trial and error that you’ll want to avoid.
Listen to this podcast to learn:
- The best types of spots to troll for trout (including depth and how fast to troll)
- The exact equipment you’ll need (including braid, leader, jig heads, and lures)
- What not to do when handling fish
- The surprising key component that can make or break your trolling run
- And much more
Trolling For Trout [VIDEO]
Trolling For Trout [PODCAST]
- How To Catch GATOR TROUT In The Fall & Winter
- How To Catch 24X More Inshore Saltwater Fish (Easy 10-Minute System)
One thing that Luke mentioned in the podcast is that he uses his phone to navigate and find out where the edges of the flats are.
Check out this video to learn how to use your phone to find good fishing spots and navigate shallow water safely.
What a fun way to fish!
It seemed like every time we put a line out there we were getting bites fast, and even though the fish weren’t huge, the moving boat made them feel like monsters.
This is a great way to fish if you want tight lines, want to put friends and family on fish, or are just waiting for the tide to turn.
All you have to do is put a Slam Shady or other paddletail on a jig head, cast it out, and hold on!
Have you ever trolled for trout?
Have any questions about trolling for trout?
Let me know in the comments below!
Also, if you have any captains you’d like us to go out with, or have any requests for species, types of spots, or states to fish in for these live podcasts, leave those in the comments, too.
Know someone who would like to catch fish this way, please TAG or SHARE this with them!
P.S. Want access to the best fishing spots, tips, and exclusive gear and discounts? Click here to join us and +12,000 other anglers in the Insider Club!
Stop Wasting Time On The Water!
Do what the “SMART ANGLERS” are doing and join the Insider Club.
Here’s what you’ll receive today when you join:
- Weekly fishing reports and TRENDS revealing exactly where you should fish ever trip
- Weekly “spot dissection” videos that walk you through all the best spots in your area
- Exclusive fishing tips from the PROS you can’t find anywhere else
- Everything you need to start catching fish more consistently (regardless if you fish out of a boat, kayak, or land).