For as long as I can remember, my grandmother used to say, “Everything has a place and everything goes in its place”. She’s gone now, but those words still echo in my head as if she were saying them to me out loud today.
Wait a minute; this is a fishing report column. How will being organized help put more fish in the boat? The answer is simple. It won’t. But it will make your time on the water much more enjoyable and stress free. And it will greatly improve your chances of success.
For example, let’s say you hear them chatting on the marine radio about a lure that is out producing everything else on a particular day. You know you have one on the boat, but can’t remember where you put it. If you have to spend a lot of time searching for that lure, then you’re wasting time that could be spent with baits in the water catching fish, and your stress levels will rise.