A true trout-fishing guide will take more than a short article. However, we can touch on some of the things you need to look for in a good guide. One of the first bits of information any good fisherman needs to know is what type of trout is available and what do you need to know about them to catch them. One of the more famous species out there is the Rainbow trout. It is a native to the tributaries around the Pacific Rim. Brook trout are a species found in lakes and tributaries in the Eastern United States and Canada. The Adriatic trout species flourishes in the waters of the Balkans in Southeast Europe.
Trout can live in just about any water situation. Some live mainly in salt water with annual trips upstream to fresh water for spawning. Some species never leave the fresh weather and live in lakes, rivers, and streams. A few venture into brackish waters where fresh water meets the ocean. This diversity of climates makes trout fishing unique to every situation and species. Many devoted trout fisherman are expert fly fisherman. They love to stand in the cool waters of streams and rivers casting flies to bring up the biggest trout around. A good trout-fishing guide will tell you which species exist in those waters.
Season makes a difference when it comes to trout fishing. Trout like warm temperatures, but shy away from hotter ones. In the spring, trout love the shallower waters where the heat gathers faster than in the depths. In the summer, especially in lake conditions, trout tend to go deeper than they would be in the spring. They want the moderate temperatures but not the heat of the top layers of water. A good trout-fishing guide will let you know the approximate depth you should cast your line.
You might be surprised at the variation in trout from region to region. Trout use their color to provide camouflage to prevent predators from spotting them. A trout caught in ocean water usually has a silvery color. Trout caught in a mountain stream may have green speckles with other variations in color. Trout that move from seawater to fresh for spawning will change their color as they move into different environments. This helps protect them on their journey. A good trout-fishing guide will give you all the color variations you can expect on your fishing adventure.