"They range farther from cover now when foraging for minnows and crayfish and will rise to take insects off the surface." When the water rises, trout gravitate to the bank and stick tighter to larger pieces of cover. "They'll tuck in beneath undercut banks and sit on the bottom in deep holes. From here, they'll rush out to grab passing prey."
Be Level-Headed **
Nischan lets the water level dictate his fishing. In low water, tailrace trout can be spooky, so he'll approach them by wading from downstream (B), causing fewer ripples and less bottom disturbance. "Once I'm within a long cast of my target, I'll make several presentations from different angles before going to another spot."