first and foremost i still have 3 grand children that i need to help catch their first fish, so the fishing shots won't be ending anytime soon. it takes me back to when my kids were coming of age and i could still tie some lead on with out a hook and then they figured out that dads rod was better. i should have bought fish hook stock, because they left a mountain of it in the creek, but what a time we had. any how, my two choices for props are 11 x 11 or 12.25 x 11 and i have tried both with very similar results. i am still tinkering with depth and angle. no apologies necessary because i am still working on my ignorance but gaining ground i think.