Top 5 Most Attractive Trout Baits

Trout fishing continues to be one of the most popular in most areas of the world. While trout can sometimes be a little tricky to catch, there are many different baits and lures that always seem to produce some action. So what are the most attractive trout baits out there? Here are our picks for the top five that you can use!

1. Salmon Eggs

This reliable old bait has been around for many years. Available in many different brands, they are all excellent and very effective. One of the most popular is Pautzke eggs, and they have been around for over 70 years with millions of jars sold. So what is so great about them? The shiny texture and perfect size make salmon eggs very visually attractive to trout. They are also very inexpensive and stay good for very long. 

2. Scented Marshmallows

A simple bait, these baits are a favorite of many trout fishermen. They are very inexpensive and are able to stay afloat for a very long time. They come in a large variety of scents and colors, some even include the option of having glitter included into them for higher visibility. While they don’t last as long as some of the other baits, they are easy to use and not messy at all.

3. Nightcrawlers

The standard worm is probably the oldest bait known to man and is arguably the best. Trout love worms just as much as any other fish, and they are readily available in most places. They are inexpensive to buy, or you can even dig up your own. The downside is they can be a little more difficult to keep on a hook and can be much messier to use. Check out how to create your very own bait worm farm!

4. Power Eggs

Power eggs are a relatively new bait in the world of trout fishing, but a very effective one. The most popular are made by Berkley, and they are a less messy and longer-lasting version of dough style baits. They are not messy, come in a large variety of colors, scents, and patterns, and stay on the hook extremely well. They can, however, be a little pricey compared to other trout baits. 

5. Powerbait

The most popular trout fishing bait has to be powerbait. No fishing store that sells trout gear will be without some powerbait. This stuff comes in the largest variety of colors, scents, and flavors. It is a low mess, easy to use, and stays on a hook for ages. It stays good for a long time, and trout absolutely love the stuff!

Final Thoughts

Trout can be a little finicky at times, but if you show up with any of these five baits, you are sure to see some success on your next fishing trip. If you have a few of these, you can easily find out what the fish are into that day and make the most out of your time while fishing. All five of these baits are easily the most popular when it comes to trout fishing and are a great addition to your arsenal! Don’t forget to check out our Bradley Hunting & Fishing Guides for tips & tricks year-round!