Location, Location, Location
The formula is pretty simple – trout need to eat more than the calories they expend to get their food.
They also need to live where there is shelter from the constant current, where there is protection from all types of predators and where there is a stable source of food.
Considering these needs can help us decide where to fish.
The next time you are setting up to make that cast, ask yourself does this area meet any of the trout’s survival requirements. The more of those needs you can meet, the better your chances for success are.