This is where the rubber meets the road!
All the tackle and all the bait in the world does you no good if you don't know where the fish are or how to find them.
The key is in the conditions. For all intents and purposes you are looking for three things:
If you don't have those three things you are not going to have a successful fishing trip. Throwing your lure into dirty, stagnant water that has no baitfish will not produce the desired results.
Yes, there are exceptions, but let's focus on the foundation of finding clean, moving water with lots of bait.
Pay close attention to the coming lectures and be sure to field any questions you may have.