Fish where the fish are
Well, that's brilliant! Of course you should fish where the fish are... what else? Never the less a surprising number of fishers will set the destination of their fishing trips from factors, which have nothing to do with the chance of catching fish. Old habits, 'good' advice, or just plain old rumors will decide the direction of the long drive. Many will return blindly to spots where they have caught fish earlier, and forget to take into consideration factors such as season, wind, rain, current, runoff or other things that change a location completely.
Fish gather in certain places depending on outer circumstances, and you have to learn the patterns in order to find them. Listen to elder or more seasoned fishers who have accumulated and experience through a life of more and less successful fishing trips. Talk to these people in clubs, read their articles and books, and most of all: Go fishing with them. Together with them you might find some locations where surroundings or experience say that you have a better chance of hooking fish. Select a few and visit them over and over again to establish your own knowledge of fish presence and behaviour.
In odrer to hook fish you have to fish
where there are fish. It's as simple as that.
Günther Feuerstein photo