No two pools are exactly alike, except in the fact that they often offer more fishing challenges to us anglers than almost any part of the river. When I fish pools, I take a moment to identify the food distribution according to the water movement; in other words, where does the current push the food because that’s where hungry trout will set up shop. This also tells me not only where to fish, but also the best method to use. 

The pools in high mountain, hard bottomed, steeply pitched streams are much different than the pools found on streams and rivers in the valley that tend to meander over flatter terrain. And you should fish them differently! Check out the next issue of American Angler Magazine for more information!