I use a red and white bettle spin 99% of the time. Look for anything in the water rock, log and cast cast just ahead of it and let lure pass by. I do this walking in the river once it warms up but would work the same from boat.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988