But I never catch fish near that boulder. The fish all come from an area in the middle of the pool that looks shallow. Regardless, I've always enjoyed the bounty of the spot and moved on.
|The current comes in equally around the snowy boulder |
and exits just to the right of the black boulder at the tail.
As I approached, I saw two trout dart from the middle of the pool to a hiding spot near the head. So much for stealth. I then waded in and discovered that the middle of the pool appears shallow due to a large slab of a rock canted on an angle to the current. Behind it's lip there must be just enough shelter for trout to sit at precisely the spot where two currents intersect. Low energy. Good eating.
Perhaps those trout aren't as dumb as they seem. Though they do reliably suck on a #18 Copper John.
|The angle of the ledge is a lot shallower than|
illustrated. Just enough for a trout to duck under.
|Inexplicable Brown Trout|