Trout are finicky feeders. To attract their attention, and get them to bite, requires presenting the right bait at the right time. Knowing which rig to use, under what conditions will make the difference between landing that trophy trout, or getting completely skunked.
There’s a perfect trout rig for just about every situation. However, there isn’t one trout rig that’s perfect for all situations. That’s why it’s imperative you master rigging for trouts and learn which rig to use for a give trout species and when to use it.
There are three basic rig setups for catching trout. They include (1) rigs that present bait suspended underneath a float, (2) rigs that present bait at the bottom of the water column near the bottom, and (3) rigs the allow you to cast and retrieve an artificial lure.
The following fishing rigs are ideal for trout fishing. Review each rigs to determine which will be most effective for the type of trout your targeting and fishing conditions.