Last week’s blog notwithstanding, big fish aren’t little fish. They’re very different creatures with very different habits. They rarely behave like their smaller relatives.
You’ll typically find them in the best spots, alone. Regardless of the species, the fish we chase are predators. They aren’t polite and they don’t attend anger management classes. They move into whatever areas they want by bullying smaller fish, or killing them if necessary. It’s a tough world.
If you want a big fish look over the area you’re fishing. Try to visualize where you would want to be if you were a fish and had your pick of places to live. That’s the most likely place to find a giant, and the place you should be fishing.
And never forget that they didn’t get big by accident. Approach them carefully and present your offerings in a natural manner. These fish are wary. Nothing escapes their attention. They’ll shy away from anything that doesn’t look, feel or sound right.