What do you consider a good day of fishing?
Hanging with buddies?
Helping family or friend catch one?
My elements of a good day
The "possibility" of catching a fish.
Hooking into a fish that is burning hot on the line.
Catching fish I have never caught before -- caught multiple "long nosed gar" in the lower Chargin river in Ohio while in school on a piece of nylon rope -- no hook. Also, managed to get several large gizzard shads to bite.
Quitely letting a big fish go.
Collecting others gear off the bottom, snags, and in log jams, then repairing it or sometimes discovering new rigs for fishing.
Being away from everone else and enjoying the animals along the river -- hawks, eagles, squirrels, ducks, ravens, sea gulls, moose, and various song birds.