Mt. Lassen Trout Farm has created a gold mine in the trout fishing market in the local lakes of California that stock this magnificent and highly sought after prized golden rainbow trout. These uniquely modified rainbow trout are golden in color with a bright red stripe down their sides and a bright red gill plate. They are easy to spot for sight fishermen that like to target fish with grubs and trout mini jigs. They are super bright in the water, like neon lights shooting through the water. The meat of the fish resembles that of a salmon with it’s pink tint. They are truly a beautiful, great fighting trout, and also a great eating trout with lots of delicious flavor. Photo Credit: Mt. Lassen Trout Farm
Lightning Trout Fishing Guides and Charter Boats
There are many different fishing guides that offer guided fishing trips for lightning trout, and pretty much any other fish that you may want to target. FishingBooker is a service of local guides that you can choose from and schedule your next guided fishing trip. Book yourself a Lightning Trout Fishing Guide Today!
Lightning Trout at Lake Amador and Lake Camanche
Lake Amador and Lake Camanche both stock Lightning trout, or golden rainbow trout, as part of their regular lake stocking programs. Lake Amador now makes their own breed that is similar to lightning trout. Referred to as the Amador Golds which they breed in their own stock ponds with their own genetic version of an albino trout. These fish are exciting to catch, a lot of people target them, and it may take several trips, or even several years, for you to catch your first one. These lakes are stocked full of all kinds of other fish, so you are more likely to actually catch fish in these lakes. Once you catch one of these, whether you land a Golden Rainbow Trout, a Lightning Trout, or an Amador Gold Trout, you will be hooked. Such a beautiful and very large fish, and get ready because they are also a strong fighter to get your adrenaline going. Some people even fish with ultralight gear and tackle, to increase the excitement, and really feel the full fight of realing one of them in.
Fishing Techniques for Lightning Trout
Since this is a stocked fish, powerbait will work pretty good to target these fish. Powerbait can be fished from the bottom with a sinker and a regular small sized treble hook, or from a bobber or float with a sinking hook like a catfish dough bait hook. Lures such as a small imitation minnow like Rapalas, kastmasters, trout spoons, these multi pack trout lure kits, and my personal favorite, the trout mini jigwill also work great to catch Lightning Trout.
Lightning Trout Lures - Spoons
Any medium sized spoon will work great for fishing for these Lightning Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout, and Amador Golds. The bright colors from the Michigan Stinger Spoons, along with their sleek design, are an ultimate lure for all trout species, and they work especially well for these amazing breeds.
Lightning Trout Lures - Flatfish
Flatfish are another great lure for catching trophy Lightning and Golden Trout species. The amazing wiggle that imitates a wounded bait fish, are irresistable to all trout species, and are a popular choice for lake fishing.
Lightning Trout Lures Mini Jig Neon Kit
One of my favorite trout lures of all time are Mini Jigs. Jigs work extremely well for fishing in these lakes. They also work well in creeks and rivers, especially on a light tackle setup. Trout Magnet is one of the best, especially with their various mini jig kits to give you an assortment of colors to try to entice the Golden Rainbow Trout, Lightning Trout, and Amador Golds.About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Lightning Trout Fishing Awaits!