Really though, fishing can suck––a lot. 60% of the time, it sucks every time. You can get into a rut where nothing happens every time you get on the water. You spend days or weeks on the water not catching anything, usually when the weather is terrible anyways, and your frustration just leads to even less fish. That frustration also means you're cutting yourself on knives, line, fins, or teeth, and spending time giving other anglers the stink eye for stealing a spot. So it can suck, but right when we're about to start cursing or swearing off fishing forever, that's when we hook up. One fish is all it takes to fall back in love with the sport.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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