A good sign down here is that the Laguna is covered up with little trout of this size. That means recruitment is good, so another year without a freeze means good things to come.

Judy caught several like this among those big reds, all on a silver MirrOdine [17MR]. It's a great little twitch bait that cast like a bullet and can be worked very shallow. The fish down here are eating it up and it should be an even better spring time bait with all of the small bait hatches. They also lend themselves very well to single hooks... [Gamakatsu 1/O Live Bait Hooks]