Best lure for trout fishing

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On a recent trout fishing trip in Arkansas I discovered the best lure for catching brown trout.  It is the Rapala CountDown Brown Trout.  There are several sizes and I have three, see chart below for the specs.  My best luck was using the CR05TR and CR07TR.  My fishing partner was using the CD09TR and had great success also.  I tell you these trout we caught on the Little Red River could not resist the bait.  I don’t know how many times we saw them chasing the lure and dashing at the last minute when the brownies saw our boat.

I also have a couple rainbow and brook trout countdowns which are also great lures to have in your tackle box.  What is great about this lure is there are 10 different colors and 6 different sizes.  I have caught perch, bass and bluegill on the brown trout as well as the rainbow.  So you can see these are versatile lures.  The CountDown series are awesome because no matter where the fish are located you can reach them.  The lure sinks at 1 foot per second thus the name CountDown.  If the fish are sitting 7 feet below the surface just count to seven and start reeling.

They can be purchased at Cabelas so just go there and do a search for “Rapala Countdown Minnow” to find them.

Model Number Running Depth Body Length Weight Treble Hooks
CD01TR 1′ – 3′ 1″ 1/16 oz. One No. 12
CD03TR 2′ – 3′ 1-1/2″ 1/8 oz. Two No. 12
CD05TR 3′ – 6′ 2″ 3/16 oz Two No. 10
CD07TR 5′ – 8′ 2-3/4″ 1/4 oz. Two No. 7
CD09TR 7′ – 10′ 3-1/2″ 7/16 oz Two No. 5
CD11TR 9′ – 13′ 4-3/8″ 9/16 oz. Two No. 3