Fun times on the Blue River; hope to make it out again this month. Having posted the video of the action on Saturday (November 3, 2018), been getting questions on suggested fishing baits and lures. Since “a picture is worth a thousand words”, decided to add a “Blue River Fishing Stuff” section to our Field Team Amazon Picks!
Of note are various Berkley PowerBait Trout Baits, Nuggets, Trout Worms, and Mice Tails all of which have done well on the Blue River as well as the Lower Illinois River in Oklahoma and the Trinity River in Texas for the Team.
In addition, we added Trout Magnets and Salmon Eggs for good measure. There are times when these two offerings have made the difference for us on fishing trips… doesn’t hurt to keep them handy!
For the fly fisherman, our first suggestion is to use a Tandem Rigged Olive Near Deere with a trailing nymph or midge pattern. However, Near Deere are not normally offered online. As such, we suggest a suitable substitute – a Wooly Bugger with a trailing Hares Ear Nymph under a CorQ Strike Indicator!
Also, don’t forget to keep a few Muddler Minnows in the fly box; these have been a trip saver as well when trout are looking for something bigger and on the surface!
Do check them out and other suggestions on our Field Team Amazon Picks!