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  • So I went fishing today on a big river that usually produces lots of trout, but when I went today I only caught 2 in 3 hours of

    So I went fishing today on a big river that usually produces lots of trout, but when I went today I only caught 2 in 3 hours of fishing. It seemed like every eddie or hole i cast my worm into, the fish would bite once and if I didn't set the hook, they wouldn't bite again.We have had really warm weather for spring for the last 2 days. Does anyone know why the trout acted like this?

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    Bigbuck,

    No one really knows why trout do the things that they do but I have a guess.

    Trout are awful skittish fish and you only have a couple cast per hole until they become aware of your presence. If fish become alarmed they will shut down.

    Try a more stealthy approach and softer cast.

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    • #3
      There is a saying.... "Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you." That saying could be applied to trout fishing.
      What happened to you has happened to me many a time. If, I didn't set the hook on the first strike the trout wouldn't hit the worm/hook combination again. The hook being hard puts the trout off though there is a soft worm around the hook. You might be able to fool the trout the first time, but not the second time hence the saying.

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      • #4
        If my memory serves me right, trout have a very allergic reaction to water warmer than 61 degrees. I do know for a fact Bass Pro Shop has an emergency plan with a Fish Biologist to call if there aquarium approaches 61 degrees. They immediately call the Biologist and 911 in truck loads of ice if the cooler breaks down.

        To properly answer your question, it was to warm for trout at that location, search for deeper and colder water.

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