Fishing should first and foremost be fun, so we all have the option to just show up and cast and enjoy the sport. However,those anglers who actually put some thought about when and why fish should be present, do better than those who just show up and pray.
For the benefit of new anglers,just starting out(and for all of us who could always learn more)..please name what you consider (IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE) the top five factors that contribute to finding and catching fish. Thanks. There is no absolute wrong or right..although some will be" righter" than others...just your opinion,please. Thanks. And, since most of us tend to fish primarily when we can,and mostly for fun,probably PERSISTENCE trumps all other factors. IMHO here are the factors that help us catch more fish:
#1Constant studying of the spots that you fish..so you know what happens there, under most conditions.
#2understanding where bait is coming from,what it is, and where its moving.(use of log to see patterns...although things change from year to year)
#4understanding the tides and when they are most productive.
#5 understanding which WINDS are most favorable to putting fish on the beach
WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT ALLOW YOU TO CATCH???