1) Having good mojo on the boat is priority
one for me and this includes being one (focused) with what is going on around
me at all times and without "focus" the rest of the rules listed below
will become meaningless.
2) Have a plan A and a plan B. For me Plan
B is to make sure that plan A works.
3) Stick to your plans unless the plan is
to do what everyone else is doing which leads me to rule #3.
4) Don't be a sheep..Never fish the fleets
of boats...(see 7/3 report) you will learn nothing by following others.
5) Pioneer your spots, every fleet will
start with a single boat. Be that boat and leave when the herd arrives.
6) Radio chatter is no good even when talking
in "code" about spots and catches. The "well to do sheep"
will find you. How you ask? .... Google "Marine directional radios"...
Then you'll know why.
7) Confidence is key. No matter what the
conditions are I never leave the dock doubtful that I will catch fish, I leave
always knowing I am going to put clients on fish and I will.
a fish on the first cast is never a good thing, so enjoy it while the fight
lasts for it will probably also be your last fish of the day.
9) You never catch fish when the camera
are bad JuJu.
11) No matter where you are fishing SW
winds are the kiss of death.
12) Practice catch and release and you
will be rewarded.
13) Crimp you barbs. Better hook penetration
and friendlier on the fish and as a bonus they pull out of marsh grass, mangroves,
sodbanks .... much easier. ===>