Fished for about an hour with 2 of my kids. Found a few biters, I hooked 7 in seven casts. And maybe five others besidesthat. They were all caught on my daughter's 5 ft llight action pole. I have been casting right up on the bank with just enough weight to get across. I also just use yarn scented with shrimp oil leader is about 4.5 ft. I live right by the treatment plant, my neighbor caught a king about 24# on Wednesday, not sure what he was using.