Hi all I'm looking to do a trip to the lower au sable for smallmouth (strictly catch-release) in late july or early august. I have a 16.5 lund with a 30 hp but also have kayaks and a 15' grumman sport- boat (canoe-boat hybrid). What do you all think the best way to fish below foote dam to the lake is? Using the 16 footer, kayaks, or grumman sport-boat? Is any of the water wadeable?- meaning, is it possible to paddle or boat a while then secure the boat by the shore and fish with waders? Alternately, can you anchor (not in the main channel or middle, rather off to the side) and fish? How deep is the water in this stretch? I understand the river is no wake. I'm not set on any one method, just don't know what is going to be most effective. Also, does this section of the river have a lot of traffic? I've read that the (presumably) shallower sections upstream toward mio get heavy recreational use. I can handle other river users, its public water of course, but I'm not interested in fishing the area if there is a ton of traffic. I would be fishing mid-week though. Thanks a bunch for any input!