Fishing Tip: Fishing for trout in Family and Community ponds is much different than fishing for catfish. The best equipment to use is an ultra-light rod and reel with 4-pound-test line. Place a small baitholder hook on the end of the line (sizes 4-8) and weight it with a single small split shot. Place a bobber about 1 foot above the hook and cast the rig near cover or a change in depth. The best baits to use are Power Bait and wax worms.