When I backpack in the sierras, I often camp at lakes and always bring along a tenkara rod. I've almost always been able to have more than enough fun with playful trout cruising the shallows of those lakes, though they've tended to be smaller (6-8 inches) fish. I'd imagine that many of the lakes have bigger fish, just beyond the reach of a tenkara rod in the deeper water and I've tended too feel a bit limited with a tenkara rod trying to fish such lakes. I'd be curious to hear from others about their techniques for fishing lakes with a fixed length of line as on a tenkara rod. Any wisdom?