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How to Catch Fish in Rivers and Streams

By Trevor Kugler

More than 25 years ago I had the pleasure of being taught to fish in the flowing waters of rivers and streams by an expert angler, and have spent the years since then honing these skills. The man who taught me these techniques was, in my view an artist, and these fishing skills have served me well for my entire fishing "career".

In this article I'm going to outline some of these skills so that you will become much more adept at catching fish in rivers and streams. If you want to know how to catch fish in rivers and streams this article will be very valuable to you. In my mind, the only way to properly fish in a river or stream is to be in the water, with the fish. There's something spiritual about feeling the flowing water on your legs, hearing the intoxicating sound of the water, and smelling the fresh air. To me, these are all a big part of trying to catch fish in rivers and streams. At the end of the day, the fish are secondary to the experience of fishing in the flowing waters of a river or stream.

That being said, let's get down to the business of how to catch fish in these types of water. The first thing to consider is when you are fishing. Being on the water at the proper times is of the utmost importance. This is why you need to pay attention to the weather and moon and plan your fishing trips accordingly. The information you need to know, such as fishing when the moon is full, isn't difficult to learn and makes a huge difference in the activity level of fish. Learn the simple ways that these two forces of Mother Nature impact fishing and you will be a much more successful river and stream angler.

The next tip to keep in mind if you want to know how to catch fish in rivers and streams is to use live bait, and when you use live bait you should always use gang hooks. Gang hooks are the best way to present live bait in a natural manner, especially when you're talking about using live worms as bait. Gang hooks and live worms go together like peas and carrots, and are a deadly combination when fishing in rivers and streams.

A live worm rigged on a set of gang hooks and allowed to flow naturally with the current of a river or stream, while bouncing along the bottom as it flows, is a deadly combination. This technique is probably the most effective technique for catching fish is rivers and streams. Gang hooks are attached to your fishing line with a small barrel swivel and split shot sinkers are added to the line for weight. The number and size of the split shot will vary depending on current flow and water depth. As I mentioned, the goal is to have your offering bounce along the bottom as it flows naturally with the current.

When it comes to catching fish in rivers and streams these tips and techniques are as good as it gets. Give one or all of them a try and find out for yourself.

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