With the hudson season opening up in 35 days it would be a good time to reflect on the things that will make this upcoming season special
first putting aside all the usaul preparation, getting your gear ready, checking your logs ect, it would be a good time to reflect on an important part of your fishing experience
as nice as it would be to catch that bass of a lifetime, you will ultimatly be remembered for the way you treat others
help a kid, one time fishing an inlet i hooked a skate and handed the rod to a kid and watched as he fought the fish in and landed it, it was just a trash fish to me but it was a thrill for him.
Another time i was fishing and a spanish gent was catching bass carefully measuring them, and returning them as they were just short. I managed a keeper and gave it to him, because he was following the rules and was just trying to catch dinner, no one said anything to him about short fish, he was doing the right thing. Next time i saw him he had his family with him and came up to thank me and introduced me to his family.
Another time i was fishing a good spot that this older man always fished, day in and day out, when he showed up i gave him his spot without being asked.
I had some good fish last season, i had alot of good nights and days, but these little things are what i remember
im a firm believer in paying it forward, yeah there are people out there i wouldnt spit on if they were on fire but they are the exception not the norm.
This is a great sport we are involved in because it transcends the niches people get put into. It gives you a chance to make great friends and great memories
so good luck to all and have a successful and safe season, and most of all try to be civil to others