Category: Trout / Char Fishing

The what, where, when and how of catching trout and char.

Alternatives to the pink worm

There’s no question that trout worms catch fish. The PowerBait Floating Trout Worm is the most well known trout worm commercially available. And the pink worms are clearly the most popular and effective color. This is so true that many people simply refer to any lures of this type as “pink worms.” But there are times …

The best crankbaits for trout

The best crankbaits for trout can be the most effective lures you ever use. Crankbaits are a great but often overlooked type of lure for catching trout of all kinds. People who fly fish know that streamers are great for catching larger piscivorous trout. The same principle applies to spin fishing. Crankbaits are a lot like …

How to catch trout on Powerbait

Catching stocked trout isn’t the most difficult task on the planet. In some cases it can seem to easy. There are times when even stocked trout can get tight lipped however. One of the most effective baits for trout is Berkley Powerbait. Berkley produces a whole line of Powerbait products that includes everything from nuggets for …

Doing well on Western PA’s Delayed Harvest waters

I recently had a chance to fish some special regulation waters in Western Pennsylvania with a bit of success. While most of the “approved trout waters” in the state are closed in March and the first part of April, the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) sections offer good opportunities for catch-and-release trout fishing. Anglers fishing …

Can you use trout worms in Pennsylvania’s DHALO areas?

Over the last two weeks I’ve spent a few days fishing for trout in Western Pennsylvania. Since state regulations keep many of the area’s best trout streams closed until the opener in mid-April, that means I’ve been limited to fishing a few wild brook trout waters and Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) special regulation areas. Whenever …