It’s time, once again, to reflect on this past year’s fishing’s memories, successes, and lessons learned. First of all, I’m so blessed to be able to enjoy the outdoors and to be able to do so very close to my home. Most of my freshwater fishing is either a short walk to my neighborhood lake or somewhere within an hour’s drive from my house. My salt water marsh trips, although a couple hours away, are still doable for a day trip. Along the way I am always treated to the God’s beauty from the moss-covered trees to the deer, waterfowl, racoons, nutrias, alligators, and otters I encounter each trip.
Here’s a pictorial review of the past year:
It began with fellow kayakers and fly fishing enthusiasts, Glen “Catch” Cormier and Sarah Giles as we fished for sacalait in Lake Cotile.
As the weather warmed up, so did the bass fishing.
Catch with one of Lake Valentine’s nice bass.
I even got some great lessons on how to cast in a kayak
That’s a tight loop there!
If I had to sum up my fishing in one word, it would be deer-hair bugs. I know that’s technically, more than one word but I have gotten good at tying them and the fish love to eat them. There were the little ones:
The big girls:
And lots and lots of fish in-between.
I was able to place in a couple of tournaments
And even put a few in some hot grease
I caught some ugly ones:
And some pretty ones.
Merry Christmas! I hope your 2019 is a good one! Tight Loops and Tight Lines!