I ain't caught a trout since I was a kid, but this past week I've been up around Whiskeytown Lake and the mouth of Clear Creek where it empties into the lake at the North end, as well as the Sacramento River as it runs through Redding, trying to fish for them for the first time in over 20 years... I've seen a few trout jumping at dusk in the Sac, and seen schools of trout that exceed 200 fish in Clear Creek, some over 20 inches long, along with the landlocked salmon of that area that were over 2 foot long themselves, but I've not been able to get a single fish hooked with the sole exception of one lousy bass that decided to taste a red and white tube I was casting on my fly rod at the inlet of a boat ramp lagoon off the Sac!! I've tried various dry and wet flies, to include pheasant tailed flash backs, and on the ultralight I've run spinners, krill flavored powerbait, red salmon eggs, various colored soft baits, and tried redworms but the dang things were so small I couldn't get them on a hook! Got RARE "nibbles" on the eggs, but they spat them out before I could set the hook. Swam up on a lot of the other stuff but broke off andswam away when they got within 6 inches of the bait or lure. Gonna try corn, bread, andnightcrawlers next time I'm up there, and what ever anyone else can suggest. I spent almost as week trying for these dudes while camping out in the area, and I'm REALLY frustrated. The only thing I could think of to explain this was that maybe they are off feed for spawning or something?? Anyone know if they do this? I saw a LOT of fry in the water which was what made me wonder about this. Do trout lay eggs or give live birth?? The rangers in the area said they SHOULD be biting pretty good, so what's the deal?? Anyhow, I'd appriciate any info anyone can offer and answers to these questions. Thanks.