|If you like fishing you will like the different fish you can
catch in Texas. Cutthroat, rainbow trout, lake trout and brown
trout can be caught in different locations in Texas
The brown trout are considered the be the hardest to catch.
There survival is attached to pure cold water. This trout is
very sensitive to water temperature changes. If the water
temperature goes up by a few degrees the trout will die off, or
move to a different location.
The rainbow trout are not affected as much by the water
temperature changes should the water clarity get bad due to silt
the fish will move out to the mouths of any stream with clear
water This pink fleshy trout is the favorite with trout
It feeds on small flies but can be tempted to strike small lures
and other baits. This fish will remain in the shallow water till
it reaches about 9 inches then it will head out to the lakes or
Once the trout have fattened up it will return to the streams
from which they came. The fish are now called Steel head trout.
If fishing for the Steel head trout you would use spoons rather
than baits or flies. Use the current to you advantage and cast
up stream and reel in at you regular speed being careful not to
snag up as you reel in.
You will find brook trout in clear clean water Their food source
is small insects and mollusks. Sometimes they will take smaller
fish or flies. You can get them to hit on a small lure if it is
presented along the edge of the faster slowing water. You will
find brook trout on the gravel beds of fast flowing water.
They like waterfalls and large pools of water with a fast
current on the out side of the pool. The fish tend to hang
around between the current and the calmer water. If you find
along a long the banks with fast flowing water and a deep pool
you will find trout here.
The Crappie fish is a member of the sunfish family. Depending
where they are found will depend on their names. Paper mouth ,
goggleye, bridge perch and speckled perch just to mention a few.
The black crappie is darker species and has 7 to 8 dorsal spines
you will also find some with spotted sides. Normally they will
be found in deeper water in the northern states.
The white crappie has 6 dorsal spines and is light in color.
There are eight or nine vertical bands found on its sides.
Normally they can grow over the five pound mark. Crappie are
school fish that like quite waters. You can catch them by still
fishing casting , trolling, or drift fishing.
Use live baits or a jig or a small crappie lure would be the
best. If you find cover such as brush, stumps, in the area you
are fishing. The best time to fish is at sunset for they will be
on the surface.
As the sun rises and the rays strikes the surface of the water
the fish will normally dive down to 5 to 10 ft mark. Depending
on the clarity of the water which will also determine the depth
they dive to. Normally they will return to the deeper water
after sun set.
With all the different types of fish in Texas and along the
coast of Texas you will find that you can spend as much of your
time catch different fish from trout to crappie. Every stream
pond lake or shore line can be a spot to catch many different
If you do not fish while in Texas you will be missing out on a
experience that will be hard to beat any where else. Most locals
will tell you what is hot and which baits to use. You will be
able to rent the gear if you do not have any with you from the
local tackel shop.
About the author:
Sammy Salmon has been having fun fishing for years and wants to
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