Who would think that fish this time of the year would hang in the shade on a sunny day?
You’d think these fish would move toward the warmer water.
As usual, there are exceptions to the rules. You shouldn’t totally eliminate the shaded area even in cold water.
I first found this pattern many years back fishing the river above Whitney. The shade of the railroad bridge was the prime location to work my winter jig pattern mid-morning.
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