I'm looking for more direction. The nearest tackle shop is about 75 to 80 miles away, and it's called Bass Pro. They have rods and reels that I believe will work, but when I ask for advice, I get blank stares. The trout (California Put&Take) are planted in the irrigation tank/canal system. One canal in, 2 or 3 ditches out. By the end of the season, the Lake/tank has been drawn down about 70%. Little to no holdover from 1 year to the next.
In the spring, the "Fish & Game" will plant the trout at the boat ramp, and the Irrigation District will fill the canals. The canals where I fish are about 20 feet wide and about 15 to 20 feet deep. The flow is fast to walking speed just before they turn the water off.
The equipment I'm looking at is a rod by Lamiaglas (LX106MLSGH, 10'6"/6-12 lb., 1/8-5/8 oz.) Z11. The reel is Okuma (Aventa or RAW-1002) with a 50/50 load of 30 lb backing and 8 lb mono & 6 lb tippet. For weight, I'll be using 1/8 oz to 1/2 oz egg or bullet weights left over from my Large Mouth Bass days. The floats will be Thill or Aero-float.
What do you think?