How to Fish Trout Magnet – Setup, Rig & Fish + Tips

The Trout Magnet fishing lure is a great kit for trout and other fish as well. If you can properly set it up and use correctly, you will have tons of success catching any kind of trout. The problem is, most of us don’t know how to properly utilize this kit and end up wasting these baits and time.

In this article, I’m going to show you how you can properly fish with trout magnet, what setup and rig your need as well as some tips to increase your catch rate. Before I get to that, let me clarify something.

I’ve noticed some of the fisherman stating that they don’t work and how they are hard to line through the line in order to tie it one. Let me assure you, this is not the case.

These split tail and grub bodies are designed to be used with a very light 2lb test line. They can be either mono or fluorocarbon leader.

Fishing with Trout Magnet – A Beginners Guide

For those of you that don’t want to read the full guide, here is a shortlist.

1. Pick a light 2lb test line. You can go with the Trout Magnet S.O.S. Fishing Line.

2. An ultra-light action rode with a good backbone i.e. UglyStik GX2 Spinning Rod.

3. A good spinning reel or casting reel.

4. Bobbers.

Now, to properly use this lure, first you need to hook through the body and bring it out between the split.

After that, you need to set your depth with the bobber. You need to keep it as close to the riverbed as possible. Finally, choose the appropriate color. Now, this is where it gets tricky.

Ideally, white and pink colored lures will work great with stocked trout. But feel free to try out different colors. If you get the combination right, the Trout Magnet can be a real trout killer.

Fish will go crazy if you use it right. This thing works well in shallower water and there are any trout lurking there, they will bite it.

Just make sure to go with a sensitive rod and a 2lb tested fishing line. The 1/64 oz jig head that comes with the box creates the perfect action of whacked-out crazy maggot that is ready to be eaten.

Avoid fishing in a deeper lake and places where fish tend to be on the bottom. They don’t particularly fit the bill they don’t sink all the way to the bottom.

The 1/64oz weight takes forever to sink and adding any additional weight will kill the action. Only the 1/64oz weight will work with this setup and create that perfect action that makes this thing an absolute trout killer.

How to Fish Trout Magnet – Rig and Fishing Tips

The main reason why these baits are so successful is that they come in a complete package. You get a variety of colors, split tails, jigs, etc. It’s like you have everything you need to be successful.

With so many color options, you will never be without the right color options for the right situation. You can just grab the box and a rod, and you will be ready to fish.

Over the past 20 years, the Trout Magnet has become one of the best-selling lures around the country. One of the biggest questions we have though is, how do we fish it?

Fishing Line

The first thing you have to know when you start fishing with Trout Magnet is to use a 2lb line on the entire spool.

The 2lb SOS was designed just for fishing with trout magnet. It’s a light line and very strong. You can catch giant fish with 2lb test.

Fishing Rod

The next thing you will need is a good light Trout Fishing rod. Something with a good backbone but light enough the feel the touches underwater. Having a fast tip is very important.

Fishing Reel

When you are getting a reel, make sure to get one with a metal spool, open face that has a good drag system on it. And make sure you can fish with a light line on it. You don’t need a big spool.

Trout Float

The next part that is very crucial is the EZ Trout Float. It’s a very small float and it has a slot in it. It makes it go on and off the line very easy.

Once you get this setup done, this is the only thing you need to move as you fish. You take the EZ Trout Float, you pull the little peg out, and you slide the float on to the line. The float will go through the big part of the hole.

Now insert the peg and pinch the float. It will get stuck there.

Tie the Leader

Once you have your EZ float on the line, you can tie your fluorocarbon leader to the mainline coming out of your rod. The perk of having a fluorocarbon line is that it is dense and clear in the water, allows the lure to fall in more naturally and more importantly, trout can’t see it.

As you know, trout can be very line shy. Having the proper line setup can make a huge difference.

Attaching The Trout Magnet

First, you take your line and feed it through the eye. Do not ever use a snap with the trout magnet. It completely messes the action up. And it just doesn’t work. At this point, you can use any line knot you want.

Once your bait is attached with the line, you want to make sure that the body is perfectly straight. Because the magnet has a split in the tail and you need to take the hook, run it through the center of the body and out at the split of the tail.

Once it comes out of the tail and if you push it up, it should look straight. If it doesn’t look straight, rethread it and put it back on.

Now, with this trout magnet system, you are ready to hit the stream. And that is how to fish trout magnet.

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