”Another consideration of fishing alone is the fear factor. If you are nervous about being out on the river, bay or ocean alone it probably has a lot less to do with fear and much more to do with caution. I would much rather fish and hunt with a careful individual than an experienced yet reckless skipper. There is also a world of difference between fear and respect, and I approach all such solo ventures with the utmost caution. I have no desire to test my capabilities or to prove my manhood. The only people I have to answer to are my family, and, although they are not overly enthusiastic about my solo excursions, they understand my need for them.
Charley Soares in TheHeraldNews.com