Fishing techniques demand a clear plan as to how to approach the fish. As such there are two general strategies (whether in moving water or not)
- carefully move through the waterway seeking active fish.
- position yourself in one place and alter approach until you catch fish.
Whether one plan is better than another will depend on quite a few factors. General good advice is to adopt the first approach until one gains a good understanding of effective strategies. We need to keep in mind what tools, we have available. Fishing boats for example, can definitely increase our effectiveness. They are however expansive and sometimes can not be used in certain waters. Fishermen should consider alternatives such as waders. Sometimes this increase in mobility can help considerably.