Somebody had my spot today . . .
I went to another backwater area today but someone was already in my spot. It stayed there and watched me as I fished for a while, and as soon as I left it flew down and circled around just above the water. I couldn't see if it caught anything, but I hope it was more successful than I was.
The farther you can cast, the easier it is for a fish to take you into your backing. I seldom see my backing . . .