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Southern California has a vast array of streams running through its mountains which are stocked regularly with trout during the Bass Pro Shops Micro Lite? Glass Spinning Rodscooler months. Although we will be concerning ourselves mainly with these ‘stocked’ fish, many of these streams also contain ‘native’ trout which may be caught year round. In this article, we will be discussing the equipment and tackle needed to catch these sometimes elusive fish.

Before you can even begin, you will need a rod and reel (Although you could just as easily use something as simple as a stick with fishing line and a hook?). Ultra-light tackle is preferable, as it is smaller, lighter and more sensitive than its normal (or heavy duty) counter parts.

Fishing line comes in many pound (lb.) test ratings, but 2 to 4 lbs. test is best for stream fishing as it is of a small diameter which makes it harder for the fishes to see underwater. This light line is also ok since most of the fish caught will be less than one pound.

Many anglers find that a fly fishing rig works well too, but unless you have experience fly fishing it can be a daunting task Browning Fishing Tackle Bag with Line Spooling Stationon the small mountain streams. The only other things we will need to begin are hooks, weights, and bait.

For hooks, treble hooks in the 14 – 16 range work best for these smaller trout, and cheese baits stay on these best. There are also small salmon egg hooks if you chose to use salmon eggs as bait, but you can also just put 3 eggs on one hook and save from having 2 types of hooks.

For weight, small lead ‘split-shot’ work best as you can add and remove them as needed. Split-shot come in many sizes, but it is sometimes easier to get the smaller and use what is needed than the larger and not be able to put the amount weight you want.

Lastly we will need some sort of bait (although spinner bait and spoons can be used, bait is easier in these small streams). Bait can be commercially packaged salmon eggs, cheeses and other so called trout baits, but what I personally found to work best is plain old Velveeta cheese. You may also want to try corn, worms, live bugs or dry flies– the choice is yours.

Now for the fishing part, almost - but if you are 16 years of age or older, you will need to purchase a fishing license to go trout Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS Unitfishing California for a small fee (this helps to pay for the fish we are trying to catch). All that is left now is to find one of the many streams that are stocked, find a good fishing’ hole and catch a few trout for dinner.

This type of fishing is geared to teaching the young fellow how to fish, and catching stocked trout can be fun when you are young and just learning. This all can be a pleasant experience to introduce the boy to "Mother Nature" fresh air , camping the whole works.

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