- Is generally thought to be 3-6 feet deep.
- Flows at the pace of a normal walk.
- Is not to fast (high water flows exhaust the fish).
- Is not to slow (water too slow doesn’t provide enough oxygen).
- Often is a run with a deep section where steelhead can hide.
- Has a surface made up of stones. (The faster the water the larger the boulders should be.) see turbulence
*NOTE: Holding water is different from resting water which can be found directly above or to the side of faster water or chutes. Resting water can also be a great place to fish.