The 2012 fishing season for most in the Mid Atlantic Region is over. The holidays will be here and past shortly, only long/dark cold evenings are in our near future. You can sit around being miserable for the next couple of months or you can start putting together a plan for the 2013 Fishing season. Personally, I am looking forward to the 2013 fishing season.
You may think, what does he mean by putting a plan together for the fishing season? It is really pretty simple, it's the old What, Where and Why of fishing. Think about your past year; what would you do differently, where would you like to fish and why? Do you need additional equipment, should you fish different tournaments? Do you want to fish different bodies of water, take that special fishing trip you always dreamed of or fish a spot on your home water that you never fished? It can be as simple as wanting to learn to use a specific lure better, say a jig. In that case, do the research, get a supply of jigs ready by purchasing them or making them and get ready to learn how to use a jig. Planning for the up coming fishing season can take a while but it can also be a lot of fun.
It is up to you now, you can sit around watching reruns on TV and being miserable or you can get ready for the up coming fishing season. If you use this down time to plan your 2013 fishing season, I'll bet you will have the best fishing season ever. I know what I'm doing, I'm looking forward to fishing season.