Trout on Plastics
Soft plastics have certainly made an impact on the way we fish. They’ve provided exciting opportunities for anglers to explore new techniques for a range of species. For years now, I’ve enjoyed bait fishing, casting bibbed lures and flyfishing for trout in the southwest of Victoria. More recently though, I’ve taken to the ‘plastic fantastics’ for trout and had some amazing results.
When searching for browns and rainbows, I like to use minnow style patterns such as 3” Berkley Power Bait bass minnows. These resemble baitfish such as galaxias and smelt, which make up a considerable dietary component of southwest trout. If you’ve ever seen a galaxias minnow before, then you’ll know that these plastics are a great match.