If you really break it down, fishing is so simple: put a lure that looks like the food a fish eats where it's already looking for food.
Anything you read in a fishing how-to book or hear from a guide essentially boils down to this: fish are hungry. Feed them. Just don't make them work.
They don't want to get up to eat something––they're just like us.
Thinking that simply, you can start to think your lure is going to work. Your cast looks like it's exactly in the right spot. You've got this. You know everything.
Only, there are so many variables that might come into play. We really don't know what fish want to eat. We can't know. Isn't that nice?
There's no pressure to know everything, that's impossible.
If you keep working at it you'll eventually figure it out.
Just get out there and try.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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