I've had hundreds of full days on the water. Technically, when you're applying to get a captain's license for example, a "full day" is classified as an eight-hour session in your boat. I've had plenty of those, and I've been lucky enough to have the full day––sunrise to sunset––more than a few times as well. Those are the trips that stick in the back of your mind and never go away. They're all right there. You might not be able to fish right now. You might want to fish. If you have a little time, a short window that makes it still safe to do so, get on the water. Wet a line and kill some time doing nothing productive. Don't be afraid to spend full days on the water if you still have time. Real full days.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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