Spring Trout Fishing with Spinners, Spoons, and Plastics



After a cold snap with snow, sleet, and rain in the Northeast I opted to chase trout instead of bass at my favorite stretch along the Patapsco River. The river was surprisingly calm and clear following the wintry storm and the trout were cooperative taking a variety of baits including spinners, spoons, and plastics!


Lures Used:
-Panther Martin Spinner (1/8 ounce, silver)
-Acme Kastmaster (1/8 ounce, silver)
-LakeFork Sickle tail baby shad (green pumpkin) on a 1/16 ounce ball jighead
-Berkley Powerbait floating trout worm 3″ (pink) on a 1/16 ounce ball jighead

Rod/Reel/Line used:
-Team Daiwa Tierra 2000 (10 lb suffix 832 braid – 7 lb sunline sniper fluorocarbon leader) with a 13 fishing omen black spinning rod 6’7″ med/light – extra fast

Camera Gear:
Gopro hero 4 silver (1080p, 60 FPS, medium FOV) External audio Chest Mount

Location: Patapsco River – Daniels Dam in Ellicott City, Maryland
Date: April 11th, 2016
Primary Pattern: Using a variety of baits to fish the conditions whether it entailed finessing the trout out of a pressured hole or covering water with a spinner
Time Fished: 12 pm – 3 pm
Air Temp: 58 degrees
Water Temp: 48 degrees
Water Clarity: 42 inches
Conditions: Mostly cloudy with winds from the S up to 14 mph