Trout are very good at finding shelter to protect them from a number of things such as anglers, birds of prey, and even the hot water and sun. Because you know this, as you approach a lake, river, or stream, keep your eyes on the riverbank, looking for areas that would offer this shelter.
This would include rock formations of any size, channels, pools, dead and fallen trees or logs, reeds, bridges, and anything that would produce shade and give the trout a quiet place to lie. If you can locate a place that offers more than one of these types of shelter, that is even better. The thing to remember is that once you find shelter, you can feel confident that trout are not far away.
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