Last week I dropped the kayak in a Minnesota Metro lake to target some shallow Crappies as they prepare for the Spawn. It took me a little while to find them but once I did, it was one on every pass. The Bass were thick in the shallows as well and I had an unexpected visit from a Toad that put a bend in the Ultralight!
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