The Northwoods would definitely be my pick for favorite trip this year. There is just so much water, and wildlife. I would be happy just getting lost in the wilderness for a few days, without my fishing gear up there.
I was also, successful in catching some new species. One of them has been at the top of my list for years, and I finally did it, I caught my first musky! I’m still jazzed by the thought of that beautiful fish eating one of my flies.
I also, caught my first salt water fish in the Gulf of Mexico, a speck/sea trout, and with my fly rod and on one of my flies. Looking forward to visiting Florida, again!
I even hooked up with my first gar on the fly. It was a nice surprise, and definitely a rush, because, I didn’t have a proper leader tied on, because, I was bass fishing. I didn’t think I was going to find anything with teeth in the lake that I was fishing.
My biggest smallmouth and largemouth bass of the year. I don’t weight my fish, so, I’m just guessing, but I’m sure both of them were between 4-5lbs. I can tell you that both were definitely 20+ inches in length.
Looking back on all of my adventures this year, I can only smile and think about all of the good times. 2014 was great, and I’m looking forward to what 2015 has in store for me. I know that it already has a new job lined up for me, and I start the first Monday of the new year. Exciting!
I’m going to continue my 2014 outdoor/fishing resolution to explore new water for 2015. It’s amazing how much of it is out there.
I would like to wish all of my friends out there in blogger world a Happy New Year! Cheers to 2015! (Sorry if I forgot anyone.)