And I remember decades ago when I lived in Corpus and waded the Laguna Madre, one of the best places to cast was right behind me, where I'd just waded through and stirred up a bunch of mud and bait. (I don't see that so much in Galveston West Bay with the sandy bottoms)
And even though they cheeze me off, I've done well on a shoreline right as a power boat wizzes by and its wake stirs up bait from the reeds. (I also figure the fish would starve to death if the noise of a power boat kept them from feeding here on a crowded bay.)
Yet I know how many puffs of mud I see when kayaking the shallows here in West Bay, often dozens of yards out in front of the kayak. And the same with wading. They seem so skittish and easy to spook. OTOH, I sometimes get bites within 10' of the kayak...
So, what's the general consensus about noises spooking the fish vs noises that draw them in, especially kayak fishing in the salt? Are they really that skittish, or are they attracted to noises that could sound like feeding activity?