Fishing success if often defined by how many fish you catch. I recommend that you adjust your thought process and approach to defining fishing success so that you can treat fishing as a process and journey that is ongoing.
No Bad Days of Fishing
I don't have bad fishing days. They say a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work. Well, the bad day of fishing is a day of work for me.
I’ve spent most of my adult life in the military before I got into this and I can't thank you guys enough for affording me the opportunity to do this. But do me a favor and think differently about what your expectations are when you go fishing. Go out learning so that if you come off the water knowing more about the fishery than you did before you went out, it's a win because you made an investment. Maybe I'm getting a little old here, got too much gray in my beard, maybe I'm getting a little philosophical, maybe Covid just made us all appreciate everything a lot more.
But whether you get out here and you do this by yourself or with five friends or ten friends, or you do it during a tournament or fishing in a challenge series, whether you're logging fish in a fishing app or just catching them for fun- everything that you take away from any experience is based on two things. First is the expectation you set up here and second is your perception of how it played out. You, and only you, are in control of that.
So when I go kayak fishing, I choose to take away that I got to spend a magnificent sunrise in an unbelievably beautiful place and I've been here all the way to the sunset. So, yeah, I mean change what's up here in your mind and it'll take over what's in here in your heart. So anyway, I'm gonna catch a fish now.