Spinning gear for Wilson Creek trout

Tim Mead

February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Wilson Creek has several miles of stream in North Carolina’s delayed-harvest program, as well as wild-trout and hatchery waters.
Tim Mead
Wilson Creek has several miles of stream in North Carolina’s delayed-harvest program, as well as wild-trout and hatchery waters.
In addition to fly fishing for Wilson Creek trout, spinning gear is also a good option.

Greg Duncan at Walker’s General Store in Collettesville, which caters to trout fishermen, said, "The little Rebel Crawfish has caught a lot of trout for me in the creek, including some trophies. I use spinning gear quite a bit and I do well with it."

Bill Shumaker of Charlotte often fishes trout with his spinning gear.

"My favorite trout lure is the little floating Rapala. Two colors work particularly well: rainbow trout and brown trout," he said. "A few years ago Paul McGinnis of Dillon, Mont., introduced me to the small Panther Martin in-line spinners. They work great for trout, too."

For trout, ultralight spinning gear is appropriate. A 7-foot rod helps in steering a lure around rocks in pocket water. Line in 6- or 8-pound test should work.


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