|A foggy sunrise over Camp Mack as I got ready to fish|
I was boat #196 on day 1. I ran 45 minutes one way to my spot in Kissimmee, to find that the fish had moved. I made the move from the outside grass lines to the inside and started catching fish, just not the right size. Day 2 was going to be different, I was boat #5 and nobody was going to get in my way. I was definitely swinging for the fences!! I pulled up to my first 2 spots to find anglers already on them. Needless to say, I didnt hit that homerun. I finished towards the bottom of the pack.
Lesson learned from this trip- Fish in the Moment, not the past. I did poorly because I had a preconceived notion how I was going to catch them. I didnt pay enough attention to the current conditions. I was in the areas on some of the top 12, I just didnt make the right adjustments. They caught their fish in the clean pad groups and I was fishing the pads with junk mats blown in them. The fish were already spawning and I was fishing a pre-spawn/cold weather pattern. Time to regroup for the next event- Alabama River in April.
|Some days you catch em, some days you don't. But you always have|
to remember to look around and appreciate the beauty around you.
See you out on the trail.
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