Updated: Apr 23, 2020
It's so easy to stay indoors.
Without thinking about it, you could spend a year without feeling the sun on your face, just going through the motions: home, into your car, to the parking garage, to work, back home, TV, sleep. Repeat.
Especially when the conditions are crap, I feel itchy and restless if I haven't been outside in a while. It's like I'm feral. I need some excuse, any reason at all, to get outside.
Fishing, even without a chance of catching anything, is what gets me out when the conditions aren't right. If you wait for the conditions to be perfect, you'll never see the sun except through your windshield on the way to work.
I'd much rather freeze outside, on the water, casting a big streamer for a northern pike, than waste away under fluorescent lights.
Call me crazy.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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