Where Trout Hold | How To Find Trout in A River

Nym f---ing it is widely accepted that

trope find 80 to 90 percent of their

diet below the surface well some of that

is eating baitfish and other species the

bulk of the food is in vertebrates and

other aquatic insects which they pick

off in the feeding lanes before we

discuss insect activity we must

understand where fish hold in order to

feed the anatomy of a stream is

generally very straightforward fish will

gravitate to those locations that

provide the ideal security water

temperature oxygen and food trout hold

in different parts of the stream based

on the mechanics of moving water they

want to have all their basic survival

requirements met with the least amount

of energy expended in most streams and

rivers the primary location for finding

fish based on these needs are riffles

runs pools pocket water and seems

dissecting each of these different fish

locations would take more time than we

have in this program however of all the

fish holding locations seams are

probably the most common and effective

place to locate trout seams are usually

created by differing water speeds or by

deflection of stream current off

structure such as boulders or log jams

seams can be readily identified by

visible changes in water speed often

phone lines will help you determine

where the seam is located in slower

water fish will usually hold in slow

water adjacent to fast water because

that allows them to have access to food

and still exert minimal energy to

maintain their station for nymph fishers

this is the ideal place to start

searching for fish with a nymph pattern

now the the spot I've chosen is two

currents here it's called the scene you

got fast water meeting slow water and

what that causes is a spot where the

fish will lay where it's almost a void

it doesn't take a whole lot of energy

for the fish to lay there so this is

where I'm going to place my fly along

the scene right along here I'm going to

try to dead drift it and follow along

with the rod ship

it is important to keep the cash short

and lift the line off the water

following along with the rod tip at the

same speed the indicator is traveling on

the surface it's as important to have a

drag free drift when fishing an imp

similar to when fishing a dry fly micro

drag must be avoided if at all possible

as this will impact your success ratio I

think I might put a little more weight

on here I don't think I'm quite making

it to the bottom fast enough

now anything that moves that indicator

whether the indicator slows down

sometimes you get lucky and it goes

under the surface sometimes it moves a

little bit sideways and sometimes it's

just a feeling you got set the hook it

could be the rock on the bottom but it

could be the biggest fish in your life

you never know until you set the hook