Sadly, highlighting 2013 will not take much time. In typical fashion of the past few years, I do well getting out for a couple months and then the rest of the year there is little to no fishing. Early in 2013, I managed Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout, along with a couple Steelhead. As it headed into Spring, I did a fantastic job getting to the Sandusky River for the White Bass Run, as well as, a multitude of other species with some good catches recorded. There were also a few trips fishing with my friend’s Darrin and Leo, that were a lot of fun. The three of us ‘owning’ a local trout derby, Leo’s monster fish on the Sandusky River that snapped his line and Darrin landing the second biggest Largemouth Bass I have seen in person, all stand out. I can’t pinpoint exactly why my ability to get out became non existent by summer, it just happened. As many others can attest, it usually has to do with work / life balance.
As I look to 2014, I have thought quite a bit about what I want to accomplish as it relates to fishing;
Watch my 2 year old son catch his first fish
- Be consistent in my ability to get out fishing
- Shun my spinning gear and only take fly gear on some trips
- Explore/find new water
- Fish with friends more
- Plan a vacation or destination trip that includes some fishing
Wish me luck!