I am reading a little on Kevin Van Dam’s website on an interview page and just wanted to comment on something he said.
He said he thinks people could improve by making more discrete casts. Since he likes to fish fast and cover a lot of water, making loud splash noises would attract fish to that spot and when he casts to the next spot next cast, he would confuse the fish and draw them away from that next cast. So of course when fishing fast and fan casting or casting to a new spot each cast, being discrete would be important.
One day while fishing a weed bed I figured out that if I kept casting in the same pocket that the fish would come to that pocket, being attracted to the splash sounds (of course this doesn’t work with two anglers in the boat casting in different locals). One day while fishing a thick bush, I had trouble pulling the fish out so I just started making loud splash noises in front of the bush and pulled the fish out to where I could easily catch them. One day while fishing an old submerged beaver hut, I was having trouble pulling the fish out since it was so thick, so I started up the motor and ran my boat right up on top of the hut, then backed off and caught a limit real quick on the edges and nearby structure.