by David Johnson
In my guiding business almost every group of clients that are going on a trip with me asks, "How's fishing been?"
Do they really want to know though?
I mean, if it's good the expectations are huge and then if the fishing is slower then there's a let down. And of course fishing is almost never hot two days in a row. Hence the over used saying, "Should have been here yesterday."
And if the word is that the fishing is slow then you're set up for disappointment.
But don't fret, every day is different. It only takes one tide, a drop in water level, a rise in temperature or a smaller crowd and the fishing could be lights out.
I think if I was going on a guided trip I would just wait and see.
Maybe some better questions would be "How has the season been?", "What can we expect?" Or "What has been an average day?"
I think it's important to focus on having a good day on the water, having fun, maybe learn a little something and catch some fish.