Fly fishing anglers need to study the fish, their eating habits and the habitat where they find the trout. Doing so will lead to enjoyable and successful fishing pursuits. Thanks to the aggressive stocking program of the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, cool clean water of the rivers of the Ozarks numerous rainbow and brown trout are lying in wait to yank on an angler’s line.
Trout in the wild prefer water around 50-degrees with a rocky bottom. The springs emanating in the limestone of the mountains provide a very suitable habitat for trout. On rivers with changing water levels the fish survive through adaptation. As the water level lowers and the current decreases, they move toward the middle or anywhere with deeper, cooler water. When the current is fast, they will move to the edge of the river. They need to move to structure to conserve energy and preserve calories. Continue reading – https://dongasaway.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/tips-for-catching-river-run-trout/