Sorry to say chief, but, lose the smartcast.
Learn how to fish the river by reading the water and looking for likely fish holding areas.
With the water up high, the fish will be extremely close to shore to stay out of the main current.
If you know what an eddy looks like, learn to fish those effectively with the techniques the other guys just mentioned and the possiblities are endless.
Lighter the better, it makes the bait move more natural in the current.
Also, Ed, that runs this here site, is a Fox River Guide, book a trip if you want to master river fishing