The alarm went off at 6am and I rolled out of bed to go fishing. My wife awoke also. She was going in early so I had to take Anna to school. I was a little pissed because I want to get out before the sun got out. Family is first and second in my life so fishing had to wait until after I dropped off my daughter at High School. It was still cloudy when I dropped her off so I was still fired up about fishing. I arrived on stream at 8:34am. The clouds had ALL disappeared and it was a robin's egg blue morning. The reason I wanted to fish today was because we had some decent rain yesterday and I assumed the waterway I was targeting would have a little stain. It was gin clear and extremely low. My best laid plans were all messed up. The waterway is kinda small with a rocky bottom with a little sediment on the corners. I figured I would work the rapids and any deep water. The trout were having no part of it. They were really spooky because of the sun and gin clear water. I decided some long casts were order. My first cast was a little short and to the right. It was 6 inches off the bank. I cussed the bad cast and reeled in the cast quickly. To my wonderment there was a huge wake following the spinner. I slowed down my retrieve and the trout stopped following. I looked at where the trout came out from as I walk by. The stream was 5 feet wide and maybe 7 inches deep in the center. What was noteworthy was there were obvious tapered deeper section tight to shore that went back under the grass a ways. It didn't look terribly deep so I dismissed it as an anomaly. It was about 11am and the fishing really sucked. I was about to leave and decided to change up where I was targeting. The deep areas and ripples were not producing fish. I have always fished the non-sunny side of streams before. Trout don't have eye lids so they serious dislike direct sunlight. I decided to ignore the deeper area and try those tapered section that I have ignored most of my life. It was 2pm and I exited my stretch of water. Until 11am I had caught 5 trout. From 11am until 2pm I targeted only the shallow tapered sides of the bank with a little current in them with weeds hanging over the edge and I caught 18 browns. Of those 18 browns the smallest was 14. A couple were 18 and one must have went 19 inches. Part of the reason I left at 2pm was my old superstition of losing or landing a 20 inch trout and the day is over. I cast in one of tapered weedy stream edges and was about to lift my spinner out of the water when a 22-23 male brown in full spawning colors appeared from the shallow lip right in front of me and slammed my panther martin. There I was with a huge trout on in 6 inches of water and it wasn't tired and I had out only maybe 6 feet of line. The trout got up on its tail in the shallows and threw the spinner before I could think twice. As I drove home I thought about what had happened and how unusual it was. I lots of times refuse to fish on sunny days and midday because of the sun. I also thought I should have taken a photo of the areas I was getting hits in. I used a spinner for this but a non-weighted woolly bugger could do the same. Bright sunlight....gin clear water...catching and losing huge trout in 6 inches of water...simply amazing.