If you're wading, move out far enough from shore so your casts cover shoreline dropoffs, weedbed edges, and underwater structure along points or inlets. **TROLLING **
Follow these directions precisely, and you will catch pond trout by trolling. Use small Needlefish or similar trolling spoons about 2 inches long, brass- or copper-colored with red heads. Use a 30-foot, 4-pound-test monofilament leader. For a main line, you can flat-line troll at the surface using regular spinning tackle. Conventional tackle with two colors of lead-core trolling line in the water usually works better, however, getting your lure down about 6 to 10 feet. (Lead-core line changes color every 10 yards, so two colors is 60 feet.) Troll at about 1.5 miles an hour, sweeping your trolling rod forward every minute or so. Trout often follow trolled lures for a considerable distance, and your rod sweep can be critical in changing the pace and forcing a strike. The requisite trolling speed can be easily maintained with a small outboard on a light skiff, or even by using a canoe equipped with a small electric trolling motor.