Daniel, I hope you're reading between the lines here. You've put yourself out there to take advice from people that have issues. If you take said advice, you are well on your way to become a vagrant who lives in the woods, with little to no possessions, no wife and what little resembles a life of foraging and not showering for the sake of catching a fish. Think about the path you're on, and think twice before taking any advice from these people.
What you need to do, is find a strong current, about thigh deep with gravel bottom that lasts a while. Now walk upstream. Swing down, then walk up through the current again. Repeat over and over. Those lbs will fall off... Suddenly you are exercising and fishing at the same time.
I generally get home from fishing all day and the next morning I weigh 5lbs less. I pretty much put that back on by eating like crap that day. But if one could sustain that. We might have a real weigh-loss program!
Fish have been toughhhhhhhhh the last 2 weeks. The water is as clear as it gets and the fish are getting pounded below the Wallace so they get a little spooky and the sun in there eyes doesn't help. I got my fish as the water was dropping and since then its been slow, a lot of Bulls and one day I had two players and farmed both. Such is life.
Hike away from people, fish early and late and throw different shit. I've found getting fish to come back is proving difficult probably because there spooky from seeing so much hardware.
And when it does rain, you better be out there. The best summer fishing I've ever experienced has been during a late summer downpour.
The next few days after a rain ain't bad either. Those fish that were stale and sulking in a pool for weeks on end will perk up, move, and get grabby again.