This has been a most interesting, if not frustrating, year for fishing so far.
|“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.” Doug Larson, American columnist|
The most successful anglers are those who have had the opportunity to get to know the water they fish. Every lake and stream changes through the year so getting to "know the water" means understanding the feeding and migration patterns the fish are likely to engage in at any particular time.
It takes time to learn that. That is why I prefer fishing our local waters rather than traveling far from home to waters I don't know well. (For those who do travel, even experienced anglers, a guide can be instrumental to learning where the fish are as well as when and what they are feeding on. )