Of course there will be nothing like the number of leaves on the trees this coming All Fools' Day and there will be barely anything on the banks to hide behind. Sitting low and moving slowly will be the order of the day. Nature gives us a nice example of perfect handicapping. In our favour, the fish are easier to catch early on and the casting is easier with fewer things to snag up on. In the fishes' favour, hiding ourselves is much harder at this time and so we are easier to detect by the fish.
Here is another spot that in summer was easy to hide within but in April demands an approach that would not be out of place in the Special Forces...
Have you decided on your first foray yet?