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  • The Power of Confidence

    Have you ever seen a professional athlete that was not just beaming over with confidence; the strength and over powering will that comes from confidence is a calculating task that canít be measured but is always adding to the ability of any athlete to win. You must believe in yourself and your process to be a good fisherman. It is no different whether you are a fisherman, football player, or a worker , no matter what you do you must have confidence in yourself to be good at it and fishing needs or requires the same self-engine to be successful. Winners believe in themselves and always feel they can be successful.

    I do not think I have ever seen a fisherman win a tournament that was convinced that they could not compete, it just does not happen. Self confidence comes in many different ways on the water, sometimes it is the depth of water you are fishing, many times it is the bait you are using or even the presentation you are fishing. If you believe in yourself everything you do during that day of fishing is positive and will yield good results, whether your changing baits or depths, do what you do with confidence and you will yield better results.

    Confidence also comes in baits, one of the things I always ask a person on a tough day on the water is what is your confidence bait? When fishing is tough, I turn to their internal beliefs to put baits in their hands that they are confident they can catch a fish. Sometimes doing this I have to change depths or go to areas with less grass, or find rock or stumps to accommodate their confidence bait but it helps, they believe again and they fish with more energy and generally find a way to start catching fish.

    Lastly confidence is not arrogance it is self belief, it generates energy, you pay attention to the detail, you fish harder and you catch more fish when you do it with confidence. Arrogance is a defense in most cases to lack of confidence and that only gets you in trouble on the water. When you fish with confidence you make the right moves at the right time and you have more fun!

    Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
    Email: bassguide@comcast.net
    Call: 256 759 2270
    Captain Mike Gerry