New Year's Resolutions for the angler

Happy New Year! We hope all of you have stayed safe during this pandemic and got plenty of fishing time in while under quarantine.  There is plenty of optimism surrounding 2021 and the upcoming fishing season.

With a brand-new year on the horizon, it’s always a great time to discuss resolutions. We’ve gathered a few fishing resolutions every angler should aim to use in the upcoming year.

Be open to new techniques

Many anglers perfect their craft over a long period of time. Due to that, some fisherman can get stuck in their ways and not try anything new. But, as the old saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat.

Talk to other fishermen near your favorite spot and see what techniques they are using. Research new technology and see what you may be able to use to enhance and refine your techniques. Keeping an open mind and constantly working to improve your craft should be at the top of your resolution list.

Work on your weaknesses

All anglers have a weakness whether it’s fishing in shallow water or not being able to catch anything in muddy water. The only way to make any improvements is to dedicate time and attention to fixing the weaknesses in your game.

Wired 2 Fish suggests leaving yourself no other option in the moment. For instance, they suggest if you’re a fan of power fishing to take everything out of your boat except spinning rods and force yourself to fish with only those items. It will do wonders for long-term success.

Organize your tackle box

A tackle box is the essential item for every angler to have. Many tackle boxes work for their owners, even if it to the outside world it is an unholy mess. Taking some time to organize and arrange all the content in your tackle box will make the next fishing trip more efficient and effective.

Invest in technology  

There is a lot of new technology to help anglers reel in the next monster fish. Consider looking into an electronic depth finder that can help find where fish are hiding. Technology such as barometers can help measure the atmospheric pressure, showing you when fish are more active.

Picking up an electronic fishing scale, like our ConnectScale 3, can help log your catches and keep track of your catch data. It also comes with an app that automates the logging process for you. You can also join our community of anglers by signing up for the Connect Fishing League and compete in online tournaments for cash, prizes, and bragging rights. New memberships are now $60 and come with a bonus gift of a free ConnectScale 3

Grabbing the right technology this year could make all the difference in your fishing game.

Live in the moment

There is a great serenity when a fisherman hits the water and starts fishing. Oftentimes, people get caught up in trying to land the biggest fish, they forget to be in the moment. Take a deep breath and pause. Look at your surroundings. Enjoy the moment.

We here at Connect Outdoors want to wish you all a Happy New Year. May you catch your biggest fish this year.