Top 5 Trout Lures for Trolling Lowland Lakes
Catch bigger trout and more of them with these lures
In some of my previous posts, I have mentioned that in the Fall I like to troll the lowland lakes for trout. This always raises a few eyebrows, but trolling lowland lakes for trout can be very productive this time of year. If you are going to get out on the water and try and bring home some trout, here are my Top 5 Trout Lures when trolling lowland lakes.
Favorite Trout Lure #5 – Fat Spoons
Most of the lowland lakes are pretty stained, so fish have to rely on smell or vibration to find your lure. Wide spoons create more ‘thump’ in the water and can pull fish from a longer distance, and can be trolled extra slow.
Favorite Trout Lure #4 – Rooster Tail
Always a go-to lure, Rooster Tail spinners can sometimes produce when other lures are not pulling strikes. Colors for me are white or black with at least a little red. Again, the stained water you are fishing is going to limit the colors the fish can see until the last second, so contrasts are important!
Favorite Trout Lure #3 – Panther Martin Spinner
I know it is probably redundant to go with a spinner again in the #3 spot for favorite trout lures, but Panther Martin lures produce. My guess is that the French style spinner gives a slightly different vibration that those trout love.
Favorite Trout Lure #2 – Wedding Rings
This is Thomas’ go to lure when we are on lakes. Typically we stick with green or red and don’t need to get fancy. A wedding ring with some worm on the hook may not knock the fish out of the park, but will almost always produce at least a few fish.
I highly suggest having a selection for 5-6 different colors in your tackle box as one color may work today and another will work tomorrow. Always keep testing until you find the color they are keying on.
#1 Favorite Trout Lure for Trolling Lowland Lakes – Jointed Fire Tiger Rapala
This is absolutely my #1, to tie on when I hit the water early in the morning. I tie on a small FireTiger Pattern Rapala using a jig loop knot as we are pulling away from the launch. It is quick and easy to get in the water, and in the early morning light, it almost always
There are my top 5 choices for trout lures when I am trolling lowland lakes. I would love to get your input on what your favorite lures are. Disagree with me on the best lures to be using when you are trolling for trout? Post your top 5 trout lures in the comments!
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May 7, 2020 @ 5:36 am
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April 14, 2021 @ 5:08 pm
Royal coachman spinner super duper, flatfish, hot shots, thomas spinners catch more fish while trolling in lakes. Have caugnt many fish using these lures. Good luck fishing.
May 4, 2021 @ 5:28 am
These are all definitely tried and true lures for trout. I have also found success on the bigger lakes trolling a wobbler you would use for salmon with no hook. I take the hook off and tie a 36″ leader where the hook was with a hoochie and worm behind it. Out of your 5 top lures I have caught the most fish on roostertails closely followed by the wedding ring. Cheers and tight lines!