Catching Picky Spring Trout

Published / Updated On:.
March 17, 2022
Catching Picky Spring Trout


What is your go-to fishing lure for picky spring trout?

If you’re going after speckled trout this spring, you NEED to bring this lure along with you if you want success.

What lure could that be?

Keep scrolling to find out!!

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Great Lure For Picky Spring Trout

During the spring, speckled trout are fired up by the milder temperatures and spawn for a small window in the spring.

These fish have their eye out on big bait presentations.

There are times when a paddletail or jerkbait will be all you need, however, some days out on the water are not going to be as conducive.

For these types of situations, bigger twitchbaits have the ability to trigger strikes from large trout.

Paddletails are the go-to lure option but that won’t always work 100% of the time.

Twitchbaits provide a contrasting presentation that will work in scenarios where traditional lure choices are not producing.

Moreover, there are common misconceptions about how to retrieve this lure but it is much easier than you’d think.

Almost exactly to the walk-the-dog retrieve for topwater lures, you want to create a similar walk-the-dog action with this lure.

You are able to cover a lot of ground with twitchbaits and cover flats with potholes holding hungry fish.

Furthermore, when you pause your retrieve, the twitchbait will settle back down in the water column which is why most of your strikes will happen on the pause.

The key in spring is to stay in tune with the trends and anticipate cooling and warming trends.

As the temperatures rise and we enter the thick of spring even into summer, the Corky is THE go-to twitchbait lure.

The Corky, or Paul Brown Fat Boy Pro, mimics the same walk-the-dog action as topwater lures while maintaining a larger profile.

On those days where you just can’t seem to find a consistent bite, turn to the Corky lure.

You will find lots of big trout will make an offer at your lure as you work it over potholes and depth changes.

However, Corky or twitchbait lures are not a go-to option 99% of the time you are out fishing.

With a paddletail, you can cover a lot more ground and fish any type of spot.


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Catching Spring Trout On Twitchbaits

Twitchbaits provide a contrast to the vibration of paddletails and the darting behavior of jerk shads.

The walk-the-dog erratic retrieve of twitchbaits might just be the ticket to catching fish on an off day.

Be sure to always have a twitchbait handy in your tackle box before you head out on the water!

And if you know someone who wants to learn more about the best lure for picky spring trout, please TAG or SHARE this with them!

Original Author: Wyatt Parcel

Original Content: Lure For Picky Spring Trout

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a little about the author
Capt Mike Del Toro
I am 46 years old born and raised in New Orleans, LA. I was fortunate to grow up fishing the inshore and offshore waters of Louisiana. I have fished both salt and freshwater my entire life all over the country and one thing is for certain. Nothing beats the beautiful pristine waters and marshes of the Sportsman's Paradise!
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