One of my last trips to the Louisiana Marsh, I had two guys from Arkansas. These guys had never been redfishing, but you would have never known it. These two gents have had plenty of practice casting, bass fishing the last several decades.
I knew right away that I had some heavy hitters on the boat. They were both both deadly accurate, with pinpoint casts. It was really just up to me, to find some reds.
Once we found the right pond, those poor fish didn’t stand a chance. It didn’t matter if it was a side arm, pitch, over head, or back hand, these two were impressive to watch. We got a limit of perfect slot sized reds, and even got a calm ride home.
These two fellas didn’t just show up, and instantly become perfect casting machines. I’m a good fishing guide, but I ain’t that good... These two guys have put in the time, and have absolutely honed their craft. Some fishermen/fisherwomen get better quicker, while others take longer. Just like any sport, you gotta practice.
So while we are enjoying this amazing spring weather, go get some practice. Bass, redfish, tuna, sheepshead, wahoo, flounder are all great ways to “practice”. Get out there and enjoy it, and remember, “practice makes perfect”.