Now there are a few lessons to be learned from all this: First, I'm definitely a believer in keeping the tip or your rod high. Maybe not always that high, but you get the picture. Second, I am continually baffled by how fish will hold (and can be caught) in tiny pools and seams adjacent to what I would normally consider impossibly turbulent water. It's always worth a cast. And last, no matter what you hear or read, a very large factor in determining whether you land a fish or not is, well, dumb luck.