Updated: Apr 23
I'm not a guide, but every time I'm on the water with someone, especially if they're new to fishing, I want to make sure they have a good time.
Whether they catch fish or not, I want them to be comfortable.
That means I get up a little earlier than usual to make sure everything is ready. Sometimes I make them breakfast or at least make extra coffee to bring to the launch. It's the same thought process I give to my wife or friends visiting my house, a tiny bit of effort to make someone else feel at home goes a long way.
It's not hard to start taking care of people.
Especially if it makes you a better fisherman.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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