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Situation No. l feels worse, minute-by-minute, particularly if the fish are actively rolling, jumping, or visably moving around in clear water.
However, it's no fault of the angler. Salmonoids and most other fish are temperamental, as most of us know. And whatever has turned them off the bite may reverse itself at any time.
Situation No. 2 is worse because it represents a fundamental failure on the part of the angler: the ability to read water; or, worse yet, an ecological failure (hopefully temporary) in that fish that are seasonally due have failed to appear. Is it a temporary delay, or has there been some disaster elsewhere?:whoa:
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