Updated: Apr 23
Most days on the water are fun, but in tough conditions it's all about the grind.
That's what separates the pro anglers from the beginners.
It comes down to focus. There are still fish swimming near your boat, but in tough conditions it's up to you to keep grinding it out and figure out what they want to eat. Focus is the difference between catching fish and getting skunked.
More time on the water helps you develop that focus. Pretty soon every cast is telling you a little piece of the puzzle. By paying attention, you can pick up on those little clues and use that knowledge to tweak your tactics.
Even if fishing is slow, you can use that day to become a better angler.
Those learning days can lead to more fish.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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