How To Catch Cutthrout Trout
Of all the different trout species, cutthroat is one of the most popular and sought after trout for many anglers. Fishing for cutthroat trout is a great recreational activity and can be done in cleanest and coldest rivers and lakes around the US. Cutthroat fishing can successfully be done using a fly rod and especially because the fish is bold and does not varnish during the hot sunny days as compared to brook and brown trout.
When fishing for cutthroat trout, the first tactic that you should understand is that this fish likes feeding on big pieces of food and these include other smaller trouts, sculpins and salmon fry among others. This however does not mean they cannot eat other smaller foods such as leeches and adult and nymph insects. Fly fishing is one of the most ideal methods of catching the trout and can be done using a 5 to 6 weight rod coupled with a matching reel coiled with middle sinking or WF line plus 8-10ft of 4 pound leader. Most anglers prefer long casts and swift retrievals which are the custom.
Cutthroat fishing will call on you to understand their prey behavior and this will mean using fast moving baits which mimic an escaping prey which the trout should run after. You should therefore slip your fly fast and keep up the speed. Minnow imitations are the best fly patterns to consider when fishing for cutthroat trout. You can also spincast off the shores but make sure that your tackle is ultra-light loaded with 4-6lb. extreme light spoons and spinners are also a suitable choice for many anglers and you should choose yellow or red ones for success.