With fishing finding fish always comes before catching them! Sometimes it’s fan casting over a flat area. Other times drifting a leech or crawler across a rocky point. Maybe trolling a crankbait will produce or casting a buzzbait across weeds early in the day is the trigger. Watching a lighted bobber with a Red Tail swimming on the end of a weighted line might be too tempting to resist too. Whatever the species or technique the question can still be asked. Was that biting fish simply an accident or the result of angling skill? Whatever your answer mine would be sometimes a bit of both. There’s a phrase I’ve heard too often that says “I’d rather be lucky than good!” That philosophy won’t cash many tournament checks or consistently put fish in the pan either.
Late last week
So now back to the question was finding and catching those fish an accident or more to do with experience and angling skill? I know my answer but what’s yours? Send it along to firstname.lastname@example.org . I’m goin’ back tomorrow to see if it’ll work again and if it does there’ll be an order to Gary Yamamato for more 7 inch Senkos by the end of the day because I can’t find ‘em on store shelves!
Give it a try you might be pleasantly surprised like we were and maybe put another tool in your own box! Good luck and good fishin’!