The first trick is to locate a fish. Under normal conditions, trout hold in areas that provide protection from fast currents and predators, optimum water temperatures, rich oxygen content, and abundant forage. But in high water, a trout sacrifices everything for the sake of comfort. Typically it will drop into a deep hole, rub its belly on the riverbottom, and wait till the water calms down. But the fish might also ease into the gentle currents and eddies right along the bank, or find a quiet pocket behind a boulder or fallen tree. If something edible comes by, the trout will not refuse it, but it would rather go hungry than abandon the comfortable lie to chase food. To get a bite, your offering has to drift right under the trout's nose. So pause to read the water, then focus your efforts on the comfort zones, fishing them patiently and thoroughly.