I think anyone that has ever participated in athletics—or fishing in this case—gets that moment when they believe they are really good or have made a huge advancement. Often times we get a reality check when we witness someone else who is realllllly good at that same task.
I first hand witnessed this while fishing with Shin Fukae on Table Rock Lake. He made a cast that was simply amazing; skipping a small lure under a dock and attached cable and under another dock he saw a fish near. When I commented how impressed I was he quickly (in very broken English) said, “not close to as good as KVD”.
On my TV show we fish for nearly all species. After fishing marinas with a very good tournament angler last week while filming a new show and an elite series pro last year I can tell you that walleyes anglers or really all anglers need to improve their casting.
Marina fishing on the Great Lakes where I live isn’t difficult but being able to make “quiet” and accurate casts to places that most can’t is the difference between a few fish and making memories.
Simply taking the time to practice on a weather day or when you have a few minutes in the evening can make you a much better fisherman. Being able to cast around obstructions, with a tree hanging over, will make a big difference next time you hit the water.
Capt. Ross Robertson