Change is good. Don't fight me on that––it's good. Repetition and routine is necessary––and I crave during strange times like these––but it can also feel like a prison if it feels the same for a long, long time. Fishing lets me try something new every time I hit the water. Even if it's the same old spot, in the same old boat, with the same old gear, the conditions are different than they were last time. They're always different, always changing. You don't need to go after the same fish each time either. There are so many species swimming in your backyard. All it takes is a little legwork to find out where to fish, what to throw for a lure, and what time to go. A little legwork and a lot of motivation to try something entirely new. Hope you don't mind looking like a fool. Change can be hard.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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