Daniel, listen to Gary. While I fish differently than Gary. I still target the same places. Don't pass up the riffles, while they usually don't very large fish. It will act as a nurcery for the smaller fish and can be a blast. I usually look at areas with an area with current next to a dead zone or slack water. Those SM can also act like trout so don't disregard what you have learned about trout. Listen to Gary and you'll be fine he has always shared what he knows and has helped many people freely.