Although pond trout are feeding in April, they're not as aggressive as they will be in May and June. So in-line spinners such as small 1/8- to 1/32-ounce Mepps or Panther Martins are better choices than heavy spoons because they can be retrieved more slowly without running too deeply. The same is true of similar-size marabou or soft-plastic jigs. Black, white, or earth-tone jigs about 2 inches long, including dressing, can work well. Be alert; trout often hit these on the drop after the jig has been twitched a few times.