I'm new here and I wanted to post this on something like a general discussion board but couldn't find one. So I post it here cuz I think most people visit this thread. I found one thing that really helps my catch rate and might help yours. I was having a really hard time catching anything and I mean anything. So I finally talked to my fishing buddy about it. He told me that I tell too many fish stories and if I quit that I would catch some fish. He was right. Two weeks later I caught a six pound perch!!