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Can submerged structures ie boulders, heads, reefs hold slack water directly in front as can be found on deep water wrecks? Could there be a pecking order on inshore marks, that we all fish? Of course many places can be tide dependent, either by size or state. The general consensus regarding the predators sheltering behind structures waiting for food to come to them, makes perfect sense in relation to the saving of energy and ambush tactics.

Anyone have any ideas or opinions to any of these thoughts?
 

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In my experience, fish rarely sit hard behind structure. More alongside or in front. On a big structure that is forming a rip, the stopper/hydraulic can support fish and also behind at an angle relative to the flow, depth and structure shape.
 

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In my experience, fish rarely sit hard behind structure. More alongside or in front. On a big structure that is forming a rip, the stopper/hydraulic can support fish and also behind at an angle relative to the flow, depth and structure shape.
Keith, what do you mean by stopper/hydraulic?
 

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Mike,
Often find fish holding in front of a structure, be it trout or GT's. As keith said the water tends to rise and then split around the structure, so the fish is able to hold using less effort than it would in the main flow. Also worth having a VERY close look to see if one side or the other is slightly more sheltered from the flow. As it will often be that side the fish hold.
Keiths tricks of mending the line to control the way/direction the lure swims can be VERY useful in this case, as are his tips on swimming a surface lure to hold it closer to the structure.
 
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