The five main types of bait used to catch the elusive brown trout are spoons, spinners, rapalas, flatfish and marabou jigs. Spoons are especially effective for catching large brown trout when there is a lot of water to cover.
Spinners are among the most popular types of bait for brown trout because they are easy to use. They come in multiple styles and colors. Another option for large brown trout is the rapala, which is known as a bait fish imitation lure. The flatfish and marabou jigs are popular options for catching not just brown trout, but for different types of trout as well.