Rachel Andona of Emmett, Idaho, casts to brown trout in a fishy taiilout on the Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park.
Editor’s note: The following is experpted from TU’s new book, “Trout Tips,” available for next-day delivery online.
When you are out fishing and are on new water, trying to find fish, remember that fish are basically lazy, just like human beings. They don’t really like to work any harder than they have to, and they want to feel safe. So, think about where the softest current with the most food going by might be that appears the best protected, and cast in those areas if you hope to take the bigger fish. The smaller fish are going to be in the areas the big fish aren’t kicking them out of, which also tend to be areas easiest for a fisherman to reach and fish.
— Nancy Morris-Lyon, Bristol Bay, Alaska