Why are fish Skittish
Those who consistently catch fish in easy-to-find or popular places do it by moving quietly and slowly. Either drift or use a push pole to move around, then use a Power-Pole or stakeout pin or beach a kayak in a spot while waiting for fish to come within casting range.
Make enough blind casts to cover a stretch of shoreline or a bottom feature such as an oyster bar, sand hole, rocks, or a stump — before moving another 20 or 30 yards and repeating the process. When casting to an oyster bar first cast the deepest water to the side of the bar then cast closer to the bar. Each cast should be closer to the bar. Repeat this on the opposite side of the bar. The last cast should be over the top of the bar. Keep your rod tip high to help keep your lure higher in the water column and off the oysters. Fish sometimes wait for a different tide along a shoreline. Move the boat or kayak as close to the shoreline as is safe and cast parallel alone the shore keeping your lure in the strike zone.
LEADERS LINES AND TACKLE
3 3/4 inches with weights from 1/16 of an ounce to 1 1/8 ounces. The 2 inch 1/4 ounce gold spoon is an ideal size for skittish fish.