As captains and anglers, we spend countless hours in preparation for our day on the water. All of the phone calls, rigging, emails, and research become justified when we can look back on the day and say, “Today was a success.” The time and effort we put into achieving our goal rivals those of NFL coaches. But for us, the off-season does not exist. We can’t afford the luxury of a week between tests of our willpower and planning. Every day differs from the next in our sport. The barometer shifts, currents switch, baitballs scatter, moon phases change, water temperature breaks and, sometimes, our competition doesn’t even show up to play.