Salmo_g that is excellent advice. I know one small river where I'll only fish the one or two spots where I've caught fish before. For some reason, there's a lot of water that looks good but never seems to hold fish. At least not when i've fished it. Not enough room for two parties in there. If I go there and find someone else's rig already parked, I'll just turn around and go to another river, and vow to show up earlier the next time. (I never even checked it out this year).