Two kinds of fishing trips that is! Do you know what they are?
I believe that fishing trips should be divided into two categories:
I feel that 90% of the recreational fisherman in Louisiana leave the docks solely to fill their coolers with speckled trout, redfish, flounder, whatever. This is great and there’s nothing wrong with this, but I do believe that one should take time out to just learn.
Go down a new route. Fish a random shoreline. Stop and investigate things you normally wouldn’t stop for. When there is so much to see and do in the vast expanses of Louisiana marsh, why do we focus on one thing? I think that a learning trip would be an abstract exercise that could make you better at the first kind of trip.
This is starting to get a little philosophical, but consider that being able to make the mental decision that catching fish is not important when you leave the dock is that threshold one must cross to become a greater fisherman. Rather, what is important is learning fish. Then again, it is 2am and I have had a lot of Mountain Dew and RedBull. Either way, think about it!