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You Will Need
- Dams or waterfalls
- Reduced currents
- Undercut areas
Look for rapids
Look for shallow, fast-moving water that runs over rocks and boulders. Known as rapids or riffles, these are prime locations for game fish.
Locate deep pools
Locate deep pools of water downstream from rapids. There will be a slow to moderate current there. Deep water means safety to fish, and as the current enters the pool, it brings food for the fish.
Look below dams or waterfalls
Explore the bases of dams or waterfalls. Falling water excavates a holding area for fish where they can wait for the current to bring them food.
Look for reduced current
Look for places where the stream's current is reduced -- at a point of land, an island, or at a sharp bend. Fish position themselves at the fronts and backs of eddies that form at such locations.
Look for undercut areas
Explore undercut areas along the banks of the stream. The undercut areas also attract fish.