Ahh, resolution season. A favorite time of year for setting goals, only to forget them a couple months into the new year.
While your weight-loss resolution may not gain traction, nor your attempts to get along better with your in-laws, fishing resolutions are not only fun but ones you’ll WANT to keep. So, here are a few resolutions to pluck for yourself to keep in 2021.
Take a kid fishing
More than likely, someone introduced you to fishing at a young age. Return the favor. Besides, while it can be an exercise in patience, there are few things more rewarding than seeing that excitement and smile of a kid having just caught their first fish.
If you skimp on this one, we understand. Still, it’s never a bad thing to try and keep this resolution. Whether it’s your tackle boxes or you boat, getting things organized will be worth it.
Try a new fishery
Yes, you know your home waters like the back of your hand. But if you want to become a better angler, going to a new fishery with new challenges is the best way to do it. Plus, you may realize it’s a better fishery!
This is also a great excuse to finally book that fishing trip you’ve been putting off. Whether you head a state away or across the country, book that trip and experience a new style of fishing you can then take back to your home waters.
Try a new technique
Even old dogs can learn new tricks. Buy something entirely new and use it this year. In fact, a tip many pros do with new lures or techniques is tie it on at the start of a day and ONLY use that one technique or lure all day. You learn quickly how best to adapt it to your style of fishing.
Stating the obvious? Yes. But the reality is most of us need to fish more. Quit making excuses and get out of the office, away from the computer and make time to get on the water.