Hello Baitsoaker forum!
I was wondering if anyone here still uses mini marshmallows for trout. I've tried them a couple times but still have yet to catch anything. However, I still have faith that the marshmallows work, just that I'm doing something wrong. I was wondering how everyone else uses them and if there's some grey hair tips to share. Here's one I'll share:
When using a treble hook (size 14 or smaller) to hook the marshmallow you would think pushing it on the hook like a powerbait nugget would work. Until you see the marshmallow either fly off or float back from Davey's Locker where you threw it. The reason for this is the design of the bait presentation.
Because a treble hook has three prongs, when you push a marshmallow up a hook you end up creating 3 holes in the marshmallow along with the main on from the shank of the hook making a total of 4 holes in a already fragile bait.
The solution is to use a sewing needle or wire to thread the leader through the marshmallow, making only one hole. Then snug the three prongs into the marshmallow or add a few salmon eggs to make a wormless-Shasta Fly(no, I'm not that old. I just read about it in other forums and from Ron Kovach's book Trout Fishing in California). I found this to be the most secure way to rig a marshmallow. However, if anyone has another way to do it, please share.