Hello to all, I am TheNewGuy looking for a little helpful advice as I am a novice devoted to learning. My question is simple, how do you get prepared to fish? On the surface that question sounds really stupid so let me clarify. In preparation of a fishing trip do you do research on water depth of the site and the fish swimming at the site to prepare the proper equipment. My assumption is that you guys are smart, so, of course you do. That being said it would be nice if someone could outline the steps (in numerical order if possible) to being adequately prepared to oust the tricky nature of a fish!