Love – the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration
I didn’t want to admit it, but I’m in love and it’s affecting my game. It happens to all of us whether we want to admit it or not. I can’t stay away from that lure for very long and it shows up in all of my big muskie dreams !
I caught my PB on this lure late last year and I guess that’s when it happened. Did I fall in love with it because I had spent so much time thinking about catching a big fish on a top water? Was the attraction just a result of that adrenaline high you get when you put a big fish in the boat? It just sounds and moves soooo good that I can’t stay away.
Affairs of the heart are a mystery to me and I don’t have an answer for the fatal attraction. I do know that I have a rod in the boat that always has that lure on it. It’s the first lure I try, no matter what the location or conditions. I continue to throw that lure well beyond the time when I should be changing things up. When I’m not throwing it, I worry that I should be throwing it. When my boat partner is chucking it – I’m jealous.
After considering my options for trolling this top water, I decided that I needed to re-visit my relationship and god forbid – decide to try a trial separation!
Last time out I spent some time casting blades and had some moderate success. Thoughts did creep in – that muskie that missed the blades would have been hooked up if I had been using “her”. I tried to ignore those thoughts and stick with the separation, telling myself that it was me, not her (just in case I need to go back to her later).
I’ll stick it out and hopefully put a big fish in the boat during the separation. Just in case, I ordered two more of the same lure. I picked different patterns in case the separation created some bad Karma with the original pattern.
This is normal right ….