Most fishermen I've know have a superstition of some sort. I'm no different. I met a guy last summer when I was fishing at Red Lake in Alpine County. He said he never goes fishing without a net or Annette (Annette being his wife's name). I'm not sure which one he never goes fishing without. My guess is he takes both just to be sure. I know a lot of guys never go without a special hat, hat with a specific lure, lucky shirt. You get the idea.
My superstition is I always stop at Cooks Station for a cup of coffee on the way up the hill. Every time I do, I catch at least 4 and almost always a limit. Now I know this to be true because one Saturday I went early (they don't open until 7:00am) and didn't catch anything. Coincidence? You be the judge.
Another superstition I have is not necessarily a superstition, but more common sense. I put new line on my reels every year. Some say why waste the money. The line I have is still good. Could this have been the case with the first two "big ones" that got away? The line on that reel was from the previous year. Another coincidence?
Till next time, remember "A bad day fishing is better than any day at work".