Quite honestly I have rarely been skunked if fishing more than one hour. I do live on a very productive river that has lots of fish( Cowichan River BC). I don't fish when conditions are poor so that helps. I have been sort of skunked on rivers I don't know well. That means only getting small ones (shakers) on rivers in Montana where if I was more knowledgeable I know I would do better. I once met a guy on the Rock Creek in Montana and caught numerous little ones I just shook off. I later asked another fisher how he was doing . He said great, about 40 so far that morning . After further conversation, I found his were all "Shakers". I'm just spoiled I guess. I do get skunked on Lakes as I'm not that knowledgeable in still water.