Fishing is fluid, that's part of the magic behind sport, commercial & charter fishing. Here you have a group of people all working together to carefully manage & adapt to a whole bunch of environmental & circumstantial factors that are forever changing, all playing their roles as integral parts in a working and proven machine.
Seeing it live and in action is truly awe inspiring if you take the time to step back and watch it in all of its glory, I've always felt it was far more compelling watching than just landing a fish on your own. When you step back you start to see it all- from the Captains analyzing all the data and reports, carefully balancing speed versus proper anchorage, knowing which bait or rig to use to the mates who's job is to act as a bridge between angler and Captain, all with the set goal of filling every void that presents itself along the way.. down to the angler, no matter the experience level. While every persons role plays a key part, the most important is the angler- regardless of experience level the angler is the fastest changing gear in this system, a role which the Captain and crew must constantly adapt to as the day progresses to get the job done.
The simple act of returning to the dock with a box of fish is under appreciated and overlooked occurrence, all the mechanisms behind it that not only have to line up but also work in unison to allow that to occur are nothing short of magic with a hint of luck. The next time you are out on the water with one of our Captains, I truly suggest absorbing all that is around you. The heart and soul of professional fishing lies in its team effort and its ability to adapt to any situation, no matter the factors. The end result will forever stay the same, it's the journey here that truly sets the stage.