One of the huge bonuses to being retired, or a school teacher, is that you can fish during the week and avoid all the crowds.
Many go off to a fly fishing destination on Sunday because there are many open camp sites then.
Some weekenders though wait until Monday to come home so traffic can be heavy then too.
We go on Tuesday mornings to the coast (~2hrs) and drive home on Thursday AM. Pretty good traffic then.....
At 75 I am starting to get more limited, physically, all the time so retire as soon as you can........trust me.