During the off season, it gives us the time to look over and prepare our fishing tackle and gear for the new spring season, it will be here before you know it. We also start to review our logbooks and charts, to devise new plans for the upcoming seasons. We review rainfall amounts, water quality, and salinity levels and how that could effect the areas we fish. Shortly before the new season begins we take a "guide week" (7 days) to fish hard and assess the local fishery and conditions.
Ice in the Honga River. The time of year we start planning for the new season.
In the winter months we attend a couple fishing expos to see what tackle and trends are out there, and in general get a feel for the anglers attending the shows their views on the upcoming season and meet new people and make new friends. This year we will be attending the Saltwater Fishing Expo in Edison, New Jersey, March 16-18, 2018.
All the best,