Re: trout on spinning gear
Depending on whether you're fishing a lake or a stream.
Lakes - Color seems to be the key here. Power baits work well, but you need an assortment of colors to see what they are hitting on. Corn works if yellow is the color, wax worms work great if white is the color, and worms or fathead minnows are also a good option. Spinners work well if you dont want to bait and wait, usually a really small spinner works best.
Streams - most succes I have had, or heard of is with minnows or worms.