The Effort of Fishing
I want to share some success. As many of you know I am a full-time guide on Lake Amistad in Del Rio, TX. I have the opportunity to fish with a lot of different folks from all over the United States as they come to enjoy one of its greatest bass fisheries. Of course anglers travel to Lake Amistad with many different expectations, and typically the individuals who have the least amount of expectations end up with the best experience.
I am not sure why this phenomenon occurs, but I see it all the time. After a trip last week with a husband and wife that fish the lake regularly I saw it happen again. This couple really hired me to show them more about bass fishing techniques, so they could continue to enjoy a lake they come to visit many times a year. They fish club tournaments on the lake and were also looking to improve their weights in tournament competition.
Of course often times the understanding of the sport directly relates to tournament success. As we fished throughout the day I could tell they were fairly new to the game as far as analyzing the what, when and where concerning the fish movements and habitats. They had pretty good mechanics though and I knew they could be successful! After a day of fishing they started to understand the patterns and movements the fish were working in the spring time and became more excited about the prospects for the weekend ahead. This couple is putting in the time and effort to be better anglers. It wasn't a surprise to learn they had one of their best tournaments ever this past weekend.
So many times anglers think all they have to do is show up and cast the line to be potentially good anglers and that's just not the case. Putting in some extra effort and learning the trade will make you a good angler. All the great ones I know have worked at it hard before success came their way. Become a great angler by putting in some extra effort to understand and become more knowledgeable about the sport of bass fishing. It will make your trips to the lake much more memorable!
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