So, to this angler and anglers everywhere in his situation, I offer Painfully Obvious Tip™ #1
When fishing to downstream lies on a small stream resist the urge to stand where the fish are and cast to where the fish are not while wearing a bright red sweatshirt.This lad should have been wearing something duller than a fire engine red sweatshirt and should have observed the water before getting in. He was smack in the middle of the prime holding water; that other water isn't worth fishing.*
*Except when it is, but it's usually not.