It’s time to move on from your lucky fishing spot.
Every angler has one sweet spot where they love to fish. Usually it’s a place where a legendary catch was made, making the location “lucky.” While one nice memory can give you the urge to come back to your lucky fishing spot over and over again, it doesn’t guarantee a repeat experience. What gives? Your supposed lucky fishing spot remains silent throughout the entire day and you have to go back home, saying bitterly to yourself – and anyone caring to listen – that the fish just didn’t want to bite today. We have some news for you: your lucky fishing spot is not that lucky. Let’s debunk some fishing location myths so you can finally move on:
Myth #1: You can never go wrong with good fishing spots.
For an angler, it’s important to know your fishing spots. After all, they have already contributed to your reputation and you can’t go wrong with them, right? But what if you do? What if you do go home without a fish caught?
Choose more than just one spot to fish. Multiple fishing spots increase your chances of catching something and you won’t have to go home, tail between your legs, and admit defeat.
Myth #2: The tides don’t matter, anyway
This must be the biggest myth about fishing that you need to let go of right away. The tides are very important for predicting fish behavior. Whenever you land a great catch, pay attention to the tides. Was the tide running in? Was it running out? Observation is key, and it can make a huge difference about your fishing location.
Keep in mind that some fishing spots may not be accessible in high or low tide. Change location based on the tides activity to maximize your success.
Myth #3: Who needs a plan?
Regardless of what other people may think, anglers are not just a bunch of lazy bums that just sit on a boat or on a shore for hours of end, hoping for a lucky catch. Actually, the most successful anglers are those that are always busy doing something. So make a plan.
You need to pay attention to much more than just your location. Monitor tidal activity, air temperature, weather conditions, time of day for every trip when you caught something, as well as for when you didn’t.
There are good fishing spots and bad fishing spots, but they are not always the same. This means that a good fishing spot may not offer you any satisfaction. Change it up. Go somewhere new. Keep a well-documented log to understand your fishing spots better, and you will never go wrong again.