Confidence. I’m amazed how much this mental trait affects my fishing and the patterns I follow and the dead ends I catch myself going down. I watch others struggle with this issue, too. Have it and you can keep on keeping on for quite awhile in spite of poor results. Lose it and the wheels seem to come off pretty quickly.
Casey Graham of Coarsegold took this video of trout struggling in Mammoth Pool reservoir. California Department of Fish and Wildlife is blaming Southern California Edison, saying the utility released too much water from the reservoir.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife offers Fishing in the City clinics in the Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. This short video shows a few basic casting techniques when fishing from the shore. For more information go to https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing-in-the-City/Sac.