What Did you Learn?
I learned a couple things this year. #1 I learned at what point the dam downstream of us goes under water and how long it takes for fish to pass it and get to my stretch. Four days is the answer.
I also learned that having a solid map of smaller holes available to you can really speed up the process of fishing and moving and keeps you off the obvious beaten path.
I take a buddy fishing last May out on the Rock. Weather/water levels are stable. The first two miles the fish are everywhere and aggressive. The next two...absolutely nothing. The final two miles are a repeat of the first two. The spots we fished were fundamentally the same throughout the trip.
So what happened in the middle? No fish or negative fish? Knowing the abundance of Channel Cats in the Rock I can't believe there were no fish, however, the thought that all the fish went into sleep mode is hard for me to fathom.