I've been doing this for going on 35 years and the fact that I never ever get caught up as much as I'd like to wears on me. I'm close to retirement age, and just I know I've experienced burnout on more than one occasion, but just keep slogging along. I don't advertise, as all of my business is word of mouth and repeat customers. I'm considering just telling callers that I'm taking a break to get caught up, and they will either have to find someone else or get back to me in several months. Ill advised? Anyone else do this? I seriously doubt it would hurt me as there just aren't many of us that do just fish as I do. And who knows maybe I'll stop doing it period. And no a vacation doesn't make much of a difference. Been there done that. Thoughts?