For trout, choose a light rod with a 5 or 6 line—one that floats if you are dry fishing or streamer fishing, or one with a sinking tip for slow trolling. The woolly bugger and the muddler are great baits for trout. Choose ones that are quite dark, black, gray, olive green or even orange.
For bass, choose a 6 or 7 line. I like fishing at the bottom with black streamers that are a little weighed down and that mimic a leech or crayfish. In the summer, I really enjoy fishing on the surface with poppers or imitation frogs.