Staring down the tongue of a giant standing wave in a little fishing kayak, you're not always sure you're going to get through it. You aim for the green, the safe zone, the section of a wave with the most water without a lot of rocks. Without a lot of rocks is the best you can get. It's never no rocks. The rocks create the waves. You want a few good ones. If you break through the wave and make it to the other side, that's where all the fish are waiting. The tail section of a river is rich with nutrients. Fish want to relax after crashing through a few waves the same as we do. It's like falling on the couch after a hard workout.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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