Regardless of size, trout inhabit areas with grassy, sandy or mud bottoms, but one type of bottom that will almost always hold trout is a shell bed. Even so, many anglers swear the largest trout are found in the skinniest water, where they are easily spooked. Luckily, trout, more so than most fish, tend to frequent the same locations. "There are no random distributions," says John Kumiski, a longtime Florida guide. "When you find them at a certain spot, chances are they will return to that spot under similar conditions. When I fish them seriously, I get out on the water one day just to locate them and then fish them the next."