- Powerbait Trout Nuggets (especially for hatchery fish)
- Live nymphs and minnows (best used in winter)
- Kernel corn and colored marshmallows (for hatchery fish)
- Salmon eggs.
What is the best way to catch trout in a lake?
Live bait is generally the most consistently effective way to fish for lake trout. Minnows are usually the best option. Other good live bait options are nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, or anything similar to their native prey. One of the best artificial options for deepwater trout is a big bucktail jig.
What depth do rainbow trout swim at?
Rainbow trout can be found in cruising at the bottom of a body of water that is less than 5 feet deep. Any deeper and you can find them swimming in the middle.
Where do trout hide in lakes?
In large bodies of water, Trout hold to the thermocline, which is a gradient layer in the water column where cold water meets warm water and mixes nutrients and oxygen. This layer is generally located in the bottom two-thirds of the water column.