Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Trout Tips

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Trout Tips

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Trout fishing can be a simple, relaxing way to spend an afternoon or an intensive lifelong learning experience. Whether you're turning over stones in search of red worms or brushing the hackle of a hand-tied Blue-Winged Olive, here are several things to remember about trout.

* Location, location, location. Trout are the masters of energy conversion, always positioning themselves where they can exert the least energy to get the most nutritious foods. Always facing upstream, they often position themselves just outside the edge of a faster current, waiting for food to pass.

* Temperature control. Brooks, browns and rainbows favor different temperatures, but in general look for trout in the coolest spot in the local ecosystem - in shade, near springs or in deep pools.

* See here. Trout can see colors as well or better than humans. Remember that your bait, fly or spinner will appear darker in color as it sinks deeper, and the color will be impacted by water turbidity. …

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