As I look back to my 2012 report card I wanted to see what areas I improved and also what i did not improve on in 2013 fishing season.
Springtime A+ --- One of my best years ever!
Summertime C+ ---About the same as last year. Consistently smaller fish.
Fall C --- Slight improvement over last year, did try to change with seasonal patterns.
Winter B --- Probably where I most improved, thanks to help of other anglers ( Thank You Ian) as well as fishing more this winter.
Taking others fishing. A --- I did take more people fishing in 2013 throughout the entire year. The Weekday Warrior tournaments were fished with 3 different partners as well.
Tournament preparation A --- Same as last year, always properly prepared and ready to fish!
Pre-fishing C ---Slight decline from last year. Helped me find fish as well as possible pattern, of course tournament day things were different.
Lure selection C --- Slight improvement, was a little quicker in changing baits, resulting in a few more fish.
Tournament fishing C --- Again slight decline, early weights were better than last year but as season progressed it was tougher for me. All of the anglers that fish these tournaments are very good and you have to adjust very quickly to compete. This is what drives me to be a better fisherman.
Understanding my electronics B --- I have learned to trust what they see and fish accordingly. (changing baits to fish depth ) Also reading as much information about these units to help to fully understand their potential.
I hope this year is even better and can't wait for the season to start. I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2014. See you on the water !