When I am heading to the lake, I begin looking at other animals to see how they are behaving, and I feel this gives me a good idea of how the fish are behaving. I have watched cows since I was a kid (had pastures up and down my dirt road), and if they are bedded down, I have noticed that the fish follow the same pattern. They won't be very active, and I know I will have to search harder to find them. Deer the same way, if they are feeding and moving, the fish will be on the move. These are not 100% indicators by any means, but I have some faith in it. I think most animals are reacting to weather patterns in a similar fashion, and it gives me some indication on how to gameplan for the day. I am wondering if you guys have any other indicators that you look for to give clues about how/where the fish are on a particular day. I think one of the most common is watching birds to locate bait fish.