A large trout on an artificial spinning bait. For that to happen, the type and method of conducting are important.
The brown trout and the rainbow trout are essentially predators. In mountain waters, most of the trout's food is insects and minnow. In the land of grayling and "below", trout also do not disdain other fish, frogs and other vertebrates. Trouts also eat their own offspring (kanibalism). Nothing unusual, that fishing with artificial lures spinning gives good results. Large dotted predators become our prey. Spring is the best time for spinning, just after trout's protection period. In Poland, the protection period for brown trout is coming to an end 31 January. Brown trout migrate to the higher parts of rivers and streams to spawn. They stay there for some time and practice cannibalism. At the same time, they cause a lot of damage to their own population, if they are not caught in time. For an experienced angler, finding fishing spots is not a problem. The favorite places of trout are depressions and water ditches, piled up, calm water behind the dams, around the boulders, washed out edges, tree roots reaching into the water and other hiding places.
In cold and clear water, we have little chance of being successful. The trouts then stand still in their hiding places and show no interest in the bait proposed by the angler.. Especially, that the angler himself going downstream is clearly visible to the trout. With increasing temperature and rainfall, it often causes turbidity of the water in the streams, life awakens. During this period, trout are a bit heavy and chasing the bait quickly is not their forte. Tired after spawning, they must save their strength. Therefore, only slowly leading the spinner upstream can provoke a trout to attack. Provoking is actually the right word, because sometimes you have to lead the lure a few times right in front of the fish's nose, before the beating occurs. Probably guesses the trout, that it is a shoal of passing fish and only after some time it decides, to "hunt" them. Sometimes good results are achieved by moving the bait several times around the trout site, imitating an escape. So as not to lose your appetizing morsel, the trout is catching the given bait. In any case, good places should be carefully "fished". The smaller the tank, the more difficult it is to fish with a spinner. Often only for a stretch 1-2 m the bait is in the field of view of the fish. Careful observation of the current and accurate throws determine the taking. Wrist throws or so-called shots are most often used here, using the rod's flexibility. Optimal trout rods should be long 2,10-2,40 m and with a casting weight 2-15 g. Because only few companies produce such composed rods, some anglers rework their own fly rods with these properties. A light reel with a fixed spool or a cap reel with a line wound on it with diameters from 0,22-0,25 Mm. The line power should be sufficient to stop trout weighing more than from escaping 1 Kg. Too thin lines result in a quick loss of expensive spinners on the hooks, which cannot be avoided.