My Roger Stephens style notes on fishing for SRC...though for big estuaries, and from a Yak 1- River opening to fall, SRC will stack and reliably hang over a very muddy and otherwise snag free river bottom, particularly if there is a sudden dropoff of 2-5 feet 2- They will particularly hang there if two currents, mild and strong, meet, which is how that dropoff gets shaped anyways 3- Seals will mark these channels and hover over them 4- Juvenile bulls hang in the same location, mixed with adult returning and 8-14 inch -perhaps resident- SRC 5- Estuarine ebb is easier to catch (at least for me) SRC than the flood 6- Cutts abandon these lies when the average water depth is 3 feet or less, maybe because air-based predators can take them out, that and boat wakes start kicking up mud clouds along the river edge. Sculpins will start hitting in those same locations if you are too shallow 7- Up or crosscurrent casts result in more hookups than down. For safety, anchoring should be in mild current and fishing towards stronger. 8- On strikes when I am standing in the yak and submerging the rod tip on retrieve (ie rod is almost vertical), no set is needed, if anything the set, with a rod tip lift results in fish lost, strip set if needed. The resistance of the rod in the water usually suffices, that and the strike is hard to feel anyways, most commonly it is weight of fish on 9- Boat based guys should avoid these locations, there are often submerged tree stumps and clay/mud shelves that could put you and your engine in considerable danger very quickly. That and boat based anglers- in general- are often oblivious to the dangers of boat wakes to people in Kayaks. 10- Kayak anglers anchored up over differing currents in the setting of occasional boat wakes need to be super vigilant re size and shape of wakes as modified by currents. Similarly for large river debris and anchor-snagging rootwads. Hot day, weekend summer Jetskiers need to be watched extremely closely, they are oblivious to the danger they are in or that they put others in.