Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year-Fish log for 2009

Nothing really that exciting to report. I decided to do a fish log of everything I caught last year. That will help me focus on what I want to accomplish this year. I received some fishy gifts for Christmas. My bro-in-law hooked me up with some flies. I used some gift cards to get some other items. Pliers, magnetic net release for my net. I've been wanting that for about 2yrs. I never seem to have the right fishing attire for the summer so I picked up a breathable long sleeve shirt by redington. Looking forward to see how that works. The weather has been ridiculously cold. The highs have been in the low to mid 30's. I have not even thought about fishing. That's not true, I can't not think about it. Let's just say it hasn't been a priority. For now I'm reminiscing about last years trips which is fun and making my fish log.

I never realized it until looking back at last year, my first fish of 09 didn't come until April. I'm sure I caught some blue gill but my best catch was my first carp.

Bluegill, Crappie, Carp
Still no SHAD

May was great, lots of different species including my first striper.
Bass, Bluegill, Trout, catfish, Striped Bass

The catfishing really came on in the late summer. I was never really good at catching them on a fly. They seemed to become really aggressive this time of year.
Trout, bluegill, catfish

August provided really good fishing on the Eno.
Shellcracker, sunfish, bluegill, bass, Catfish

In the heat of the summer the top water bass fishing really picks up.
Lots of bass and gills.

The later the year got the less fishing I did, or logged at least. I think I did a lot of fishing at work and didn't write about it.
Trout and gills


Wow, looking back I didn't do as much fishing as I thought. Never made it to the coast and didn't fish the Eno nearly as much as I wanted too. The Neuse was rarely hit and I don't think I fished the Haw at all. I didn't get a chance to go after Smallies at all in 2009. That is unacceptable. This year I have a few things to accomplish.

Things I'd like to accomplish, I'd like to catch in 2010
  • Red Drum
  • Shad
  • White Bass
  • SMALL MOUTH-Definitely have to this year.
  • Wild Trout in the small waters of VA
  • Steelhead or Trout in Oregon
  • Bowfin
  • Get good at catching carp, possible catch of a Grass Carp
  • Muskie on a fly or fishing rod in general

Looking at these most are kind of hard to accomplish without a personal water craft and some disposable income. I hope to have a few of these knocked off by the end of Summer.

In regaurds to climbing, I did a lot more than I thought I would last year . It was mostly pre summer but I'm happy with what I accomplished. This year I would like to hit Stone Mtn. I've never climbed it and the great arch looks like a fun climb. I'd also like get on Ship or Table Rock.

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully 2010 will be filled with more fishing reports - from both of us.