Got get some steam & frustration off my chest. My Freakin Fishing Life: Nothing, I mean nothing can or will ever go as planned. The wife & I got excited because we were going to spend some much needed time together Saturday afternoon/night at a hole I really like on the Scioto river. I figured we'd get there around 3PM (which everyone that knows me really means 3:30-4PM when it comes to me) then stay until at least midnight. I just had a feeling I could put her on a Flathead then hopefully she'd be hooked!, which would be more time together on the banks of a river or in the boat cattin'. As usual something came up, and we don't have anyone willing to watch the kids. It seems as if no matter how hard we try or no matter how long we put into making plans, they always go south. I don't get out nearly as much as I should when it comes to cattin'. Shoot, I think I'm even border line on even being able to be called a "Catter"! For one I have no True faith in the GMR here in my area, I do within an hour or so from me. I prefer to hit the Scioto, in part I guess because I've fished the GMR here in my area so much. I used to fish it alone, but unless I'm wading or fishing for bait I don't like going by myself. It seems as if lately, it's been more stressful going fishing than it's been fun. I almost know the routine for the spots around here: Spend 30 min leading everything in the Jeep, 30 min to 1 hour catching bait, a crappy walk to the spot with way, way, way too much tackle including a 40lb pound tackle bag, 20 pound rod holders, poles, bait chairs, lights, etc.... then sitting excited for the first couple hours, then dreading the dreaded possibility of being SKUNKED, then thinking about the walk back then going home unloading everything, etc........ I know others have had these same feelings in the past, but I'm getting stuck in deciding whether I WANT to go fishing or thinking I HAVE to go fishing. My wife says she doesn't care if we go & catch fish or not, I on the other hand do. I cant stand going & getting skunked. I think I need to see a fishing psychologist. Usually Id gp carping or smallmouthing to solve my fish fix, but I have no desire to do anything but cattin anymore. Anyone else having as rough a time as me lately?