I still have the 40-year-old reel (Daiwa 1300C, yes I'm a Daiwa devotee, don't use anything else).
I sat at the water's edge for about 30 min, watching the smarter, luckier people with their HUGE catches. Then I trekked up to the upper parking lot (I had to do this climb in small increments, I found out just how out of shape I am), I sat there for 20 min catching my breath and looking at a nice overall view). My heart rate was breaking the meter for a couple of minutes but I survived and my wind is better today.
Next time at Pardee!!!