Feb 18th, I've got the absolute itch to get on the water, and it's driving me crazy. Every year I try to push myself to get better at something. This year i'm focusing hard on Crankbaits. I'm going to force myself to throw them every time I touch the water, even if it doesn't make a ton of sense. I've always struggled getting confidence in throwing Cranks and it's probably punished me on some level or another. I finished last fall with my final trip having a lot of success on a squarebill, so I want to carry that into other crankbait depths and techniques.
So I ask you VA fisherman (and anyone fishing VA waters, including the potomac), what has you excited to get out this year? Is this a new tech you wanna try? Maybe trying to focus on something you used to do and left behind? Maybe just excited to get back out there and throw the same thing you've been throwing for 20 years.