Take a Year Off?
I have found that if you do too many things you don't do a good job at any of them. So I have taken time off to go to (Alaska Moose Hunting 4 times, Elk Hunting in various states, & Caribou Hunting in Northern Quebec several times. It is tough to get in the shape you need to be for these things without dedicating some time. I am sure glad I took the time for those great experiences.
oh well. next year.
Since then things are much better balanced and I don't fish as much as I used to. This past year I was ready for lakes to be frozen by about June 15th. My ideal seasons would be a long ice season leading into a long maple syrup season then about two months of open water and right back into winter. The longer the ice season and maple syrup seasons are the better.