The title of today's writing has to do with the easiest way I've found to catch fish. The California Department of Fish and Game has a website: ( http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Hatcheries/FishPlanting/index.asp )
that tells you what week and where they are planting trout. Just pick the region that fits where you live. If you can "catch" the plant, you are almost assured you will get a limit. I've found, most times, you can catch a limit, the day they plant, a limit the next day, and usually 2 or 3 the following day. Like shooting fish in a barrel. That is, assuming (try not to use this word very often) you can go fishing 2 or 3 days in a row. And I might add, that this works in both streams and lakes. Remember that you can only keep 5 per day and 10 total in your possession in most places. One quick note, ALWAYS read the DFG's rule's & reg's to make sure what applies to where you are fishing. Also, I've found that the best bait for trout plants is Berkley Power Bait. I'll talk more about bait and lures later.
Remember "A bad day fishing is better than any day at work."
Till next time