I think the water is a lot deeper than ankle deep, at least 3 feet or more, as the clarity makes it seems a lot less. I remember once fishing a very remote back blocks pristine, headwater small river that looked about three feet deep and when I tried to cross it I was immediately submerged up to my chin. Freezing cold too.Looks like sight fishing large fish in water barely over ankle deep, meh. I'd be way more interested if the water were 3 to 4 foot deep and there was some actual technique involved.
Yep, I said that.