We announced a couple of days ago that Bill Arrants won our ‘Favorite Fishing Tip’ contest with his simple pearl that you should keep your fly in the water if you want to catch fish.
Our manager Rick Sisler chimed in with another piece of wisdom for the ages. Rick wasn’t eligible in the contest, but his tip was a big enough deal that we thought it warranted a post of its own. Don’t leave fish to find fish!
We pound this principle into new guides that we bring on board. We talk about it in guide meetings. It figures prominently into our plans during the course of a fishing day. If the fishing’s good, and you want to keep your current hot streak going, the best thing to change is…nothing. Keep doing what you’re doing, where you’re doing it.
If you’re the kind of angler who likes to see a bunch of scenery, by all means have at it and move yourself around a bunch. But if you’re into ’em good and you pick up and move…don’t be surprised if things slow down a bit! Fishing is full of variables that we don’t fully understand, so if you’re catching fish and you want to keep catching fish, don’t leave fish to find fish.