One Rig for Spring...what would it Be??? in Tackle and Techniques Posted February 10, 2007 we like jointed rapalas for shallow water planar board trolling for browns. Depending on the day, silver/blue, silver/ black, firetiger, gold/ orange, gold/black, and rainbow trout pattern all seem to have good success. Usually we run them with just one or two splitshot 4-6' up the line, just enough to get them a few feet under the surface. We usually run J-7 to start the day and sometimes trade up to J-11's if the smaller ones don't get a response. I've also tried storms in the above colors and they work fine too.