I fish freshwater about 35-40 days a year - about 98% of the time it’s just me. Saltwater about 10-12 days a year and it’s just the opposite, my wife goes almost every time. Which is great, she’s a cool chick and knows what she’s doing. She usually outfishes me and doesn’t squawk at all.
When I have all my orders filled and no booking in sight I'll try to spend a day on the water exploring a bit... I make a point of not fishing places I know in an attempt to learn new things or visit places that I haven't been to in years to see what's what... It can be very slow - or really hot - I never know in advance.
By the way, my son who was in the Coast Guard finally got me to start operating a little safer than I had for years... Nowadays when I'm solo I have a Mustang inflatable PFD and a ResQ link EPIRB lanyarded to me... I'm over 70 now so it just makes good sense... should have done it years and years ago...
Fish alone half of the time. While it was difficult finding the right fishing buddy opportunistically, I just realized that I do need to be on my own here and there. Just need to be safe and let everyone know where I am, fishing buddies, friends and family.