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You should have some of the proper trout fishing equipment and know some information about the species you might be fishing for, whether it is arctic char in the north or tarpon in the south, and anything in between. Know the things they eat, where they can get it, where they hang out, their expected size, their breeding habits, and than take a good look at the surrounding area such as foliage, and what lies beneath the water if you can. Don't forget this might change with the seasons. Doing this will help you decide as to what fishing equipment to use or even bring.
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You have to think like a fish, this sounds stupid I know, but fish act out of instinct driven by hunger. I guess maybe if you make them mad by dangling a worm or your best fly in front of them, now I'm getting stupid. Who knows why fish do what they do. Some fine examples of tried and true fishing equipment can be found here. You don't have to have a whole lot of expensive fishing equipment, but I know it puts you in the right frame of mind you want the leading edge advantage of those rascals.
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Fish, limbless aquatic vertebrate animal with fins
and internal gills. We will be interested in the bony species,
or Osteichthyes. There are over 20,000 living species.
Most are confined either to saltwater or to freshwater, but
some are physiologically adapted to moving from one to the
A number of species that are born in freshwater spend their adult lives in the ocean, returning to their birthplace
Fish are a major source of human food as well as of oil, fertilizer, and feed for domestic animals. All have skins
covered with slimy glandular secretions that decrease friction
with the water; in addition, nearly all have scales, which together with the secretions form a nearly waterproof coating.
They breathe by taking water into the mouth and forcing it out
through the gill passages; as the water passes over the thin-walled gills, dissolved oxygen diffuses into the gill capillaries and carbon dioxide diffuses out. The circulatory system is closed, and the heart is two-chambered; the blood is red. With few exceptions, all are cold-blooded; that is, they cannot regulate their body temperature, which is the same as
that of the environment.
Reproduction. There are some live bearing species(ex; shark,and whales)in most marine species the eggs float freely
in the currents, where they are eaten by other animals. An enormous number of eggs is therefore necessary to ensure the maturation of a few; in many species a female produces as many
as 5 million eggs in one spawn. The eggs of most marine
specimens contain oil droplets that buoy them up, while those of most freshwater species are heavy, with sticky surfaces that adhere to objects in the water.
Some of the fishing equipment used to fish scallops by the ocean factory ships have been known to destroy the lobster grounds in some areas. We have to be careful the fishing equipment we use
to catch one fish doesn't destroy an other species. Some fishing equipment used in salt water can not be used in rivers and lakes. (nets, and line sets)
The Bony Fishes They are distinguished from other living
species by their bone skeletons and by the presence of either a
swim bladder (which functions as a float) or, in some as lungs. The bony
fishes are divided into two subclasses, the fleshy-finned species and the ray-finned species. The latter group includes over 95% of all living species.
In nearly all of these species the lung has evolved into a hydrostatic organ, the swim bladder. Many sport fishermen
believe that, depending on the barometric pressure, this will dictate as to the probability of the fish biting, because of the effect it plays on the bladder. You might want to check that out. I believe if the fish aren't biting than no amount of fishing equipment will make them.
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Trout is the common name given to a number of species of
freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family, Salmonidae.
# Genus Salmo
* Adriatic trout, Salmo obtusirostris
* Brown trout, Salmo trutta
* Flathead trout, Salmo platycephalus
* Marmorata, Soca River trout or Soča trout - Salmo trutta
* Ohrid trout, Salmo letnica
* Sevan trout, Salmo ischchan
# Genus Oncorhynchus
* Apache trout, Oncorhynchus apache
* Seema, Oncorhynchus masou subsp
* Cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki
* Gila trout, Oncorhynchus gilae
* Golden trout, Oncorhynchus aguabonita
* Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss
# Genus Salvelinus (Char)
* Arctic char, Salvelinus alpinus
* Aurora trout, Salvelinus fontinalis timagamiensis
* Brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis
* Bull trout, Salvelinus confluentus.
* Dolly Varden trout, Salvelinus malma
* Lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush
* Silver trout, Salvelinus fontinalis agassizi (extinct)
Trout are usually found in cool, clear streams and
lakes, although many of the species have anadromous strains,
as well. They are distributed naturally throughout North
America, northern Asia and Europe. Several species of trout
were introduced to Australia and New Zealand by amateur
fishing enthusiasts in the 19th century, effectively displacing several upland native fish species. The species introduced included brown trout from England and rainbow trout from California.
The rainbow trout were a steelhead strain generally accepted as coming from Sonoma Creek.
The rainbow trout of New Zealand still show that steelhead tendency to run up rivers in winter to spawn.
Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), like brook trout,
actually belong to the char genus. Lake trout inhabit many of
the larger lakes in North America and live much longer than rainbow trout which have an average maximum life span of 7
years. Lake trout can live many decades and can grow to more
than 30 kg (66 pounds).
Feed.Trout generally feed on soft bodied aquatic
invertebrates, such as flies, mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies,
and dragonflies. In lakes, various species of zooplankton often
form large parts of the diet. In general, the larger specimens
of trout (longer than about 30 cm approx. 12 inches) prey almost exclusively on small fish, if they are available.
As a group, trout are somewhat bony, but the flesh is generally
considered to be tasty. Additionally, they provide a good fight
when caught with a hook and line, and are sought after
recreational. Because of their popularity, trout are often raised on fish farms and planted into heavily fished waters in an effort to mask the effects of overfishing.
While they can be caught with traditional fishing equipment a normal rod and reel, fly fishing is a distinctive method developed primarily for trout and now extended to other species. Farmed trout and char are also sold commercially as food fish.
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