My brother lives on a great little stream, only about 10' wide. It's very brushy so fly fishing is out. I have the best luck with 3'' rainbow trout Rapalas, the floaters. 12-14'' is the norm, but 14-18'' is not uncommon. Once in a while I'll get a 20'' one. This might not sound that big compared to fish from bigger rivers or Lake Michigan, but it's a riot battling one in a small stream with lite tackle. And because of the brush and all the curves in the creek, your usually only flipping your lure ahead 20' or less and you can almost always see the fish when they hit.