If you know me, you know indicator fishing is not my thing but early in the season it's kinda a must. A couple of weeks ago at the famous hidden lake, I tried finding the bottom and got my fly 6"-12" inches from it. Moved from deeper to shallower and all in between with no luck at all. Watched others nearby by hauling in 1 after another. We were all in about 12' of water. Later, debriefing with others, they said "they were taking them at 5-7'. There must be an exception to the 'just off the bottom' rule I've always been taught. Can someone please explain. Watching an indicator is challenging enough for me. Watching one that never moves is almost beyond my tolerance.