I do enjoy fishing off the beaten track type venues, with my small brook adventures typical of that approach.
The sort of places I’ve visited, even some anglers would be surprised that there were fish in there.
As with all waterways though, there are bends and that’s where you find depth.
That’s where the fish will be.
The brooks are so shallow that even small stones are exposed, as the water flows alongside them, rather than over.
It isn’t rocket science. It’s watercraft.