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what is your favorite live bait for trout (i.e. waxworms, butterworms, nightcrawlers)?

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  • what is your favorite live bait for trout (i.e. waxworms, butterworms, nightcrawlers)?

    what is your favorite live bait for trout (i.e. waxworms, butterworms, nightcrawlers)?

  • #2
    large meal worms on a size 24 hook

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    • #3
      I've had most of my luck with nightcrawlers and crickets or grasshoppers. Grasshoppers work well with a clear bubble, because they can be dragged across the top of the water.

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      • #4
        nightcrawlers and grasshoppers

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        • #5
          Night-crawlers, i usually cut them into a bunch of pieces, depending on how big they are. Sometimes we dig our own worms at my buddys house and those are pretty small usually so we use the whole worm. Ive also had good luck with the little powerbait balls in a couple different colors.

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          • #6
            Crickets!

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            • #7
              Get a clean hypodermic needle from a diebetic friend. Hook a nice fat 'Crawler on a rig with a 12" leader with a sliding sinker above it. insert the needle into the worm and inject some air. Don't worry the worm won't die. When you thow this out the worm will float above the moss & mud on the bottom and wiggle thus becoming much easier for a Trout to see. I watched an old guy hauling them in one day at a local lake while others caught nothing and this is what he was doing. I did it and caught a 6 pounder. Give me a few and I will post the pic. Just click my name and then click on my pics.

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              • #8
                crickets on a number 10 hook, but I prefer a fly to anything.

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                • #9
                  crickets and craw tails

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                  • #10
                    Night crawlers

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                    • #11
                      worms or small minnows

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                      • #12
                        trout streams, live meal worms size 24 hook, outfish anything else in the water......

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                        • #13
                          hellgramites kill trout up north, but they will bite you if they get half a chance

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                          • #14
                            i dont usually fish trout with bait. But i can tell you my favorite bait (not live bait though) is canned corn, it sends out a scent and is visible for the fish to see at a greater distance

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                            • #15
                              if im using live bait waxworms but i usually use canned corn cuz i fish wit cody all the time... its alot better it lets off the most smell nd its easy to c in the water

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