Remember when fishing was simple?
One pole, a small tackle box, a pond small enough to throw a rock across? It’s where almost all of us got our start, over the years we improve and hone our skills, we read about the latest baits, then it’s 2 rods, a bigger tackle system, a small boat, and before you know it you’re fishing local tournaments on a 30+ thousand dollar bass boat with dreams of making it big and hoisting that classic trophy over your head.
Every once in a while it’s good to go back to your roots.
I believe in it so much that I have a single rod rigged up with 10lb test line and a small bag of tried and tested true lures and hit local retention ponds in my area. Its how I learned to site fish for bedding bass over 10 years after starting bass fishing. I have learned more about fishing from small retention ponds than any other body of water.
Most important of all of them, how to relax and truly enjoy the sport without the competition that so often overtakes us even as casual local tournament participants.
If you haven’t done it in a while, try it!
Grab an old rod and only the lures you might fit in your pocket and test your skills in a body of water you have driven by a hundred times but have never fished. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.