According to the author’s 30 years of fishing experience in natural waters, the preferred fishing position for wild rivers should be the junction of running water and stable water, and the junction of deep water and shallow water should be found for wild ponds. The common feature of this “place” and “department” is that there is plenty of oxygen and food. It is not only a place for fish to gather and feed, but also a passage for fish to pass through or migrate, especially the junction of running water and stable water in running water channels. It is also the best place for fish to stay and take a nap temporarily upstream and downstream.
By the same token, in the old river course without running water flow and the pit pond with downhill bank, the preferred fishing position should be the obtuse angle junction naturally formed under the slope and the bottom plane of the pond. This kind of place is not only easy to accumulate food, but also fish like to swim, play and forage along the junction. No matter in winter or summer or in cold or warm weather, fish will swim from deep to shallow side and then from shallow side to deep through the junction.
In short, it is the only way for fish to migrate after temperature and forage for short distances. If the fishing position is chosen in such a place, there is no doubt that the fishing rate will be high. For example, a kiln pit in Tongzhou Tuqiao, which the author visited a few years ago, has a large water surface and extremely irregular surroundings. The depth of the water is about six or seven meters, with different edges, some about one meter and some more than two meters. One summer, my fishing friends and I went fishing in this kiln pit many times. When the fish on the shallow side did not like to bite the hook, we moved to the deep side on the north bank to choose some points.