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The Best Trout Fishing YouTube Channels

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In the year 2020 there is no question that we are definitely in the information age. You can learn about practically anything that you want, and there are countless platforms to do so. One of the most well-known ones would have to be YouTube.

There is an immense amount of videos available to help people learn about a given craft or skill. Take fishing, for example. There are fishing channels devoted to every type of fishing imaginable, from fishing for crappie to fishing for catfish and everything in between.

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Indeed, there are so many that it can be difficult to figure out which ones are good and which ones are not so good. However, when it comes to fishing for trout, there are quite a few examples out there.

Are you looking for some really good YouTube trout fishing channels? Of course, before we get started, you probably should realize that most of the suggested channels are not devoted to just trout fishing, but many of the techniques are easily adapted to fishing for this particular breed. Here are some that you should strongly consider:

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Salt Strong

Versatility is the name of the game for the Salt Strong YouTube Channel. They have videos devoted to almost every species of fish, including bass, catfish, and even such obscure options as snook and grouper. However, one of the reasons why they were included in the trout fishing category would have to be because they have plenty of good (and recent) trout-related fishing videos available.

They have posted at least 15 different trout or trout-related videos. Moreover, one of the things that makes this group unique would be that they aren’t just a collection of videos, but they also market themselves as an online community where other fishermen can bounce other ideas off each other and where they can even take different courses about how to fish for different breeds!

Yet another notable video they offer would be entitled, “3 Tips For Fishing Points” where it discusses some of the things you can do to catch more snook, redfish, and trout. A couple of these would include going with the flow and to avoid doubting the drop-offs. Of course, it is important to mention that when we say “points”, we are talking about a designation in place and not simply an element of conversation.

Moreover, one of the best things about this video would have to be that they are excellent at providing strategies for helping you to improve your fishing game. Ask any angler, and they will tell you that they enjoy the experience much better if they are catching fish. There’s just something about getting results from your hobby that makes it that much more enjoyable, and that’s probably why this channel regularly gets views in the tens of thousands for many of their recent videos and views in the millions for their oldest videos.

Addicted Fishing

Again, versatility is the name of the game for this fishing channel. One of the best things about Addicted Fishing would be that they provide a number of in-depth “How To” tutorials regarding how to catch all of your favorite fish. For example, they posted a video where they discussed fishing with “plastic pink worms” as a way to catch more trout.

That video was posted about seven months ago, and it already has over 258,000 views. And don’t think for a minute that that video is the only one that has had that many views. Addicted to Fishing also has a video detailing the “TOP 3 Methods For SUCCESS!” when fishing for trout that has had about 236,000 views as well.

Moreover, Addicted Fishing has a lot of unique listings for you to ponder. They have videos with titles such as “How to Catch Trout With Jet Puff Marshmallows” (197,000 views), “Using Trout Magnets For a Stocked Lake”(148,000 views), and “The Best Methods For Catching Trout in Rivers, Streams, and Creeks.” When it comes to YouTube channels that offer good trout-fishing videos, my point is this: Addicted Fishing is definitely a keeper.

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Fishin Money

Fishin Money might be a bit of a new kid on the block, but some of the insights they provide are every bit as useful to the trout fisherman as some of these larger channels. Moreover, you definitely should consider the fact that even though they have only been posting videos since last January, they are already up to 102 subscribers.

Perhaps one of the most compelling videos they have in their offerings would have to be the one posted in early July regarding fishing weights. Perhaps it’s due to COVID-19, but many fishermen are starting to notice that fishing weights are getting to be in short supply in such places as Bass Pro Shops and other fishing retailers. However, ask any experienced retailer, and they will tell you that weights is almost a necessity if you are going to start targeting a specific breed of fish.

Trout and other breeds will almost always stay at a certain depth, and the weights will help your bait sink to the required level. However, before I digress too much, this angler did notice the dilemma of these major fishing retailers no longer carrying weights. Indeed, some were completely out of them! So what did he do? He made his own! That’s right, and part of the reason why this YouTube channel has so much potential would have to be because it offers several practical life hacks for helping all anglers catch more of their favorite species, trout or otherwise.

Another good thing that this channel is that it often will combine elements of sports, psychology (RE: the overcoming negative fishing thoughts video), and even an analysis of different fishing locations. This is truly a fishing channel that has a lot of potential and should have a bright future, so you definitely should tune in regularly in order to get some solid angling tips.

All three of these videos illustrate the fact that fishing is so much more than just a sport. Fishing can definitely be a way of life, and it absolutely can bring families together. Lifelong friendships are made out on the water, along with many new ways of strategizing for the fish. There is no question that fishing is a great way to deal with life, and an excellent way to learn new things about yourself.

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Fishing Willow Beach – Catch Fish Near Las Vegas

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Can You Fish at Willow Beach?

Willow Beach is a long-time classic fishing destination. It’s a part of Lake Mohave on the Colorado River. The black rock canyons are just below Hoover dam and are part of Lake Mead National Park. Its Cold waters are on the north of Lake Mohave.

I’m going to share stuff here that you won’t find anywhere else.

Back in the day, they used to catch huge
rainbow trout out of that little beach. I remember when I was a kid they had a café in by where the
store is. Other Species we caught were Carp, Catfish, and Bass.

Inside the café, we used to go there to eat breakfast in the mornings before we went
fishing or we would go fishing early and come to the café after a couple of hours of fishing.
Inside the café.

The walls were lined with hundreds of pictures of anglers with their catch. These
were all rainbow trout at the time and you had to have a trout over 5 pounds to get on the wall.

There were also taxidermy trout on the walls along with other wildlife that you can find in the
area. If I remember right there was a bighorn ram mount at the front entrance.

Later on, as I grew up in the 80s and 90s the decor changed a little bit. The trout pictures were still on the wall
but the trophy at the front of the store was in a case and it changed to a striped bass.

Around this time striped bass got out of Lake Mead into the river system. They had a heyday eating up
trout.

Because of that, they grew to enormous sizes. I can’t remember exactly but I seem to
recall a striped bass in the display case that was over 60 pounds if I remember right.

This place is the iconic big fish travel destination. There have been people coming here for decades to
catch big fish whether they be trout or striped bass.

I took a 100 person survey on facebook if people like bass fishing best or trout fishing best. Here’s the results.

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Can You Swim at willow beach?

There is no swimming allowed at the marina but if you go outside the buoys you can swim. You should be warned that the water is ice cold year around though.


Do I need an Arizona fishing license to fish at Willow Beach?

There is a lot of confusion unless you already know about whether you need a license to fish at
Willow Beach or not.

First of all yes you do need a license to fish at Willow Beach. However, if
you have a Nevada license that will work as well.

It doesn’t matter if you are on a boat or on
the shore as long as you have a Nevada or an Arizona license you are good to go.

Do I need a stamp for Arizona or Nevada at Willow Beach?

The answer is
no. Some time ago they did away with the stamps. Now when you buy the license it is included
with the license if you get it in Nevada or Arizona does not matter.

Do I need a trout stamp at Willow Beach?

Again the answer is no. Back in the day you
used to have to buy a trout stamp but nowadays that is included with the license as well no
matter which state you come from Arizona or Nevada.

Photo Angler Place Date More Info
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alt Victor Jr. Lake Mead 06/21/2021 More Info
alt Earl Rohn Willow Beach 06/15/2021 More Info
alt Martin McElroy Echo Bay 06/17/2021 More Info

Do I need a stamp for a second pole at Willow Beach?

Once again the answer to that is no. It is
included with the license and you can have up to two poles but a maximum number of three hooks
between the two poles.

So I usually fish one pole with one hook in the other pole with two
hooks.
At the end of this article, I will give you a willow beach fishing Report for 2021


Can I catch striped bass at Willow Beach?

The answer is absolutely yes you can.

What are the
recommendations for catching striped bass?

Well you can do it similar to the way you do it in
Lake Mead- bait fishing with anchovies that are frozen.

Cut them in thirds and put them
on a standard worm hook. Use about 1 ounce of weight and toss them out there about as far as
you can get them.

If you are on a boat you can do the same thing or you can go upstream a ways and float down slowly with an anchovy on the hook slightly above the bottom.

Another
recommended way to catch striped bass is using baits that mimic baitfish. Either a lure that
mimics a shad or one that mimics a trout or even bluegill.

These are terrific to use because
the bass and the striped bass love to eat these smaller fish, especially trout.

In case you did not know trout are stocked at Willow Beach every Friday. When this happens it’s like buffet time for
the striped bass. This would be a good time to throw out a swim bait that looks like a trout.

last but not least you can use live bait which you can get from my buddy mike wigglerarmy.com

Can I catch trout at Willow Beach?

Again the answer to this is an astounding yes.

How do you catch trout at Willow Beach? I would suggest the old standby Berkeley power bait and fish
somewhere around the picnic area by the store or the fishing pier over by the hatchery.

Probably the best place to catch trout. Anywhere in between that is able to be official legally is
good as well. If you have a boat or kayak you can go up or downstream and fish The coves. The
trout like to hang out in there as well and you can catch some real big trout at Willow Beach.

Both of my sons have caught 5-pound trout there. In case you were wondering yes this was
recently it was 2020.

My son Lorin at Willow Beach – This Rainbow Trout was caught on a Berkley Mousetail

I know the best do you eat the trout but the hatchery also put out some
very large ones for the anglers to catch. You can also use lures like spinners for trout and even
jerk baits that are semi-small.

Another popular soft bait or mouse tails made by Berkley. Also,
regular old nightcrawlers are a great option. You can get them from my friend mike
wigglerarmy.com

Marshmallows are a good bait for trout as well. Some people use the garlic-flavored ones made
specifically for fishing but the little colorful marshmallows that you put in your hot cocoa do a
nice job too. (the garlic flavored ones give me bad breath)

Lastly, a super very good option is wax worms or mealworms that you can get at
the store at Willow Beach. Keep in mind Arizona time is different than Nevada time most of the
year and the store closes fairly early.

My Son Jerren. His Beautiful Rainbow trout was Caught on a nightcrawler available in LasVegas Here


What are some Willow Beach fishing tips?

The first tip I would give you is to try to fish in the off
hours to beat the crowds.

A lot of people go down to Willow Beach If you try to go during a holiday weekend you are
going to fight for elbow room. I would say if you go in the morning during the week that would be
a terrific time.

Ethan Enns fishing on the pier at Willow Beach during an off time when there are not too many crowds

It doesn’t matter if you are going just to kayak or if you are fishing, the middle of
the week is a good time.

Late in the evening is also a good time. Only the most diehard
fisherman are out there after about 10 PM so getting a spot is not so hard except maybe on the
weekends. They do have a very nice fishing pier at Willow Beach and it’s quite large but in the
late summer, there’s a lot of grass around the pier so it’s kind of difficult to fish.

If you are going to fish the pier in the late summer you are going to want some sort of gear that you can cast out
very far. This will get you out past the grass and give you a better chance of getting a striper.

Mouse tails and wax worms seem to do the best on trout if you can see them. Plop one of these
baits in front of them and you can usually get their attention with it especially the wax worms
and regular worms.

The best piece of advice I can give you if you want to catch trout is to go
there on Friday morning. Prepare for heavy traffic along the shore because a lot of people know
that the department of wildlife stocks Willow Beach at the ramp on Friday mornings at about eight.

Watch out for the no fishing signs. You need to stay in the designated fishing areas which are a
little ways away from the docs. If you are fishing for striped bass this is a good time too.
Because the stripers come in to eat the trout. Putting something out there that looks like a trout
is a good bet during this time.

A Colorado River Rainbow Trout caught off the fishing pier at Willow Beach south of Hoover Dam. Caught on Berkley Power Bait. Orange


Willow Beach trout stocking schedule 2021

All I can tell you is that they stock Willow Beach at about 8:00 AM every Friday morning. There
are occasions when that schedule is changed for example during Covid lockdowns they did not
stock for quite a long time.

There may be other reasons why they don’t stock for example if it is
a holiday. Other than that they are pretty regular about it.

Willow Beach Fishing Guides

There are fishing guides that will take you fishing at Willow Beach. The one I recommend is
Travis Pitt Bass Experience.

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Willow Beach Fishing Report 2021

It’s willow beach. itseveryones favorite place to go get skunked. However if you follow the tips I give in this article you can also hit one out of the park. Oh and if you land-a big one, make sure to stop at the Willow Beach General Store and put your name on the board! and Tell em FishinMoney sent Ya!

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Fishing at Lorenzi Park Las Vegas Aka. Twin Lakes

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When I was a kid there was one thing that you could count on that was always on my mind and that was fishing. 

Of course when you’re a kid you only have what you have and that is not much when it comes to fishing gear.

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Of course, I had a fishing pole but I must have gotten for Christmas or my birthday and I had a tackle box with a few things in it.

Your run-of-the-mill bass curly tail jigs, a couple of flies for trout, a handful of bobbers. 

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And a few other odds and ends like some 6 pound fishing string. And assortment of hooks mostly for trout.

When my friends and I got lucky enough to get dropped off at Lorenzi Park to do some fishing we had a blast together.

I don’t recall who all was there but I remember that my friend Shane and I quickly learned that the fish in the pond at that time were so small that you needed a Hook that could fit in their mouth and we do not have any that small.

As I recall I took a small treble hook and type two hooks off of it to make one single hook that was small enough to try to catch some bluegill.

It took us most of the day to figure all of this out and get our gear ready to actually catch a fish but in the end, we did not give up and we were able to catch bluegill that day.

I don’t go back there anymore, at least I have not been there for many years because in my opinion there are other places that are better for fishing.

The neighborhood is a little tough and although in the daytime it’s fine I would not want to be out there too much at night.

I prefer places like cold Creek, veterans memorial pond in Boulder city, and even Sunset Park.

But I know there are a lot of people who for one reason or another are going to Lorenzi Park and they want to know where to fish when they get there.

Where should I fish at Lorenzi Park?

I can tell you exactly where I always had the best of work and I can also tell you where would be a good place now to finish when you get there.

 Around the center of the pond between the two lakes, there is a bridge. Near the bridge, you will see a blue roof picnic area. Next to that, you’ll find some steps that lead down to the water and an overlook with a rail around it that’s where you want to go. Just remember it’s near the center bridge that crosses the two lakes find the steps near the bigger lake and it’s right there. I’m going to include a picture of the place that I’m talking about and you will quickly see you once you see the picture of why I recommend this place.

This is the place where I was able to catch bluegill when I was a kid. 

What bait should I use at Lorenzi Park?

We used Webber’s white bread. 

Yeah, no joke we just rolled it up into a tight ball and put it on our hook. Every time we cast and we were able to get lots of bites.

The problem with using this type of meat is that as soon as he gets wet it starts to get loose and it’s not too long before it comes off your hook.

It’s really easy for the fish to steal your bait. But it’s cheap and his kids that was what made the most sense to us I guess.

Nowadays if I were to go there I would probably bring some Berkeley power bait. You can make small little balls of bait for fishing and it would be much harder to get it to come off of your hook.

How do I fish for trout at Lorenzi Park?

However, if you are going to fish at Lorenzi Park during the fall and spring before it gets too hot. I would still recommend the same exact spot for fishing however you might be fishing for a different species.

That pond is now stocked with rainbow trout. Back when I was a kid it was not but now it is and also during the hot summer months it is stocked with catfish.

If you are fishing there any time between November and March you can rest assured that there are rainbow trout in there and in that case I would go with a very small treble hook maybe a size 14 and Berkeley power bait for trout fishing.

How do I fish for catfish at Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas?

If you go there during the summer months or hotter months, I would recommend using a small warm hook and you could try using nightcrawlers or anchovies.

You will need to know where you can get nightcrawlers and anchovies so I am going to tell you here.

The best place to go for that is the Walmart sports section. They have a refrigerator and a freezer where they keep both nightcrawlers and anchovies.

However, I am going to give you my best tip of this article. If you are fishing for catfish in the warm months, go to the grocery store and buy some small shrimp. Put that on your hook and you will knock out those catfish.

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What to Do if a Trout Swallows Your Hook

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If you have been fishing long enough, then chances are you have posed the following question or some variation of it: “What kind of fisherman are you? Do you do catch-and-release or do you eat what you catch?” You also probably realize that there is a tremendous amount of ramifications for this question as well. Let’s just cut to the chase here: it really does open up a can of worms. However, as long as you ponder each question patiently, there is no reason why you shouldn’t get through it. However, one reason why you should ponder this question is because certain breeds that you try to catch are surprisingly powerful, to say the least. Indeed, here’s a big question for you…if you’re fishing for trout, and one of them swallows your hook, what do you do? That’s a good question, and if you are going to spend any amount of time fishing for trout, it’s one that you simply cannot ignore. Here are some things to ponder:

There are several different schools of thought regarding how to appropriately deal with this.

Losing your fishing hook in a trout can be a serious problem, especially if you are in an area that encourages catch-and-release. The biggest problem you are going to encounter is posed in the following question: “Will it harm the fish?” Some say yes, and some say no. First of all, let’s take a look at these two camps:

Camp #1: It will absolutely kill the fish, no doubt about it.

Those of us who are well-acquainted with catch-and-release will not be thrilled with this camp, simply because we have a strong preference not to kill what we catch. Part of the reason this camp believes this is because the hook will often impede the fish’s ability to digest food. Some also believe that because there is often a lot of blood present, it must be a painful problem for the trout.

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Angler Sheldon Enns (my son) with a rainbow trout at Pine Valley Utah.

Camp #2: It won’t kill the fish, and they will be able to go on their merry way.

Of course, there is the other end of the extreme, and this usually entails the belief that a trout swallowing a hook will do absolutely nothing to them whatsoever. It should go without saying that most of these people believe this simply because they have heard somewhere along the line that the hook will simply rust out and dissolve due to the trout’s strong stomach acids.

The short answer for both of these camps is that yes, there is a grain of truth for both of them. However, neither one of these camps is completely correct, so let’s break them down further. Let’s take a look at camp #1 first:

Will it kill the fish? Not necessarily. It actually depends on several other factors.

First of all, is the fish bleeding pretty profusely? In that case, you probably should go ahead and just keep the fish because it might die anyway. However, do be aware that blood can look much worse when it is mixed with water. If you have a more experienced angler with you, you probably should ask him or her. Additionally, if the hook is lodged in the gill, then you can usually release the fish. If it’s lodged in the stomach, you should consider just keeping the fish again.

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Can the fish just go on their merry way? Again, it’s a yes and no answer.

In some cases, the hook will indeed rust away, but it does depend on the composition of the hook. If it is made of thick metal or a plated hook, it might take a considerable amount of time for this to occur. However, if your hook is composed of thin wire or non-plated hooks, then yes, the trout’s stomach acids should take care of it.

Of course, now you are probably wondering just what to do about this dilemma. Indeed, what SHOULD you do if a fish swallows your hook? Here are some options:

Just mercy kill the fish.

Even if you catch-and-release type of angler, there are some people who will simply just kill this unlucky fish and then use it for bait for the future casts. However, the problem with this option is that unless you are really educated on what your hook is made of, you really can’t tell for sure if the fish would survive (and thrive) or not. Thus, some catch-and-release people don’t care for this option and think it’s the lazy way out.


Cut out the hook completely.

This solution can be a good one, but only if you know what you are doing. Generally, this option isn’t recommended for most anglers for a variety of reasons. First of all, you have to know just where the hook is lodged at in the fish. Is it in the gills? Then you’ve got a shot at cutting it out without harming them. Is it in the gut? If that is the case, then you have some serious problems and the fish is most likely going to die whether you try to cut it out or release him or whatever. If you decide to go this route, get ready for some pliers and a bit of a messy job. It’s not for the squeamish.

Cut off the line going to the hook.

In some cases, you can simply just leave the hook in the fish by cutting off the wire going to the fish. One example would be the gill hooked fish mentioned above. The fish can usually get by quite well and by the time the hook might cause them some problems because it has already been rusted out within their body.

Analyze the situation.

Again, this takes experience, but you should fully determine whether the hooked fish is gill hooked or gut hooked. As a reminder, a gill hooked fish is one that you can often release just fine; just cut your hook off as close as you can. A gut hooked fish is pretty much doomed and you will have no choice but to keep it.

Next time, just avoid the situation entirely.

There is no question that having a trout swallow your hook can be a bit of a dicey situation. However, besides the above tips and practices, another option would be to prevent this from ever happening again. Have you ever considered using circle hooks? There are a lot of trout anglers who swear by it, simply because the only thing a circle hook will do is simply pull out of the trout’s stomach and just hook them nice and neat in the corner of their mouth.

If you keep these things in mind, you should have a much easier time avoiding the unfortunate circumstance of having one of your fish swallow your hook!

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