Bit of an unusual casting technique here. Normally I'm a puller, but pulling is not to recommended when up to your armpits in water.
The haul is tricky too, but being the complete professional that I am, I struggled on when lesser, more sensible people, would have given it up as a bad job.
And don't think that I didn't try to reach that tree either.
Note the high bank on the other side BTW, and the water there is at least 60 ft deep...