I started this blog back on January 7th of this year because I was MAD. I was mad because
nobody would let the local fishermen know what was happening out at the lakes and streams. Sure, you could get a "canned" report from one of the local lakes, but that was it. I wanted to share (most fishermen are tight lipped) what I was catching, where I was fishing, and what I was using to catch the fish.
So as we near the one year point, I've been able to do just that and more. I've been able to reach out and help local fishermen and fishermen across the US. I've also made many good friends among those fishermen and those I've come in contact across the world. My oldest friend (Z3) was my first follower and today I see there are 32 and I'm honored to call all them friends.
Beside all that, I've grown as a fisherman. You know from all the posts you've read that I was a bait slinger, grab my 5 (the limit), and go home. Since then I've moved more toward catch and release, fly fishing, and most recently float tube. A lot of this change was helped by many of you (and you know who you are) out there in our blog community. I don't have a wish list for Santa. I've been fortunate to be able to get anything I've needed to persue my passion for fishing. I have hinted to my wife about a couple of books and things that I'd like to have, but no big Spey Rods or something like that.
I've had a Merry Christmas all year and I wanted to take this time to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and to be politically correct, Happy Holidays.
OK, enough of the mushy stuff, let's get out there and catch some fish.
Mark, here's wishing you a Happy Holiday and a fishy New Year.ReplyDelete
Tight lines my friend
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mark. Hope all is well and you are staying warm. Here is to a great 2010 and wishing you many happy hook ups!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mark. These on-line friendships have materialized into important parts of our lives - I think they've become the best part of blogging for me.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to 2010 and tales from NoCal from you.
Merry Xmas Mark...keep up the good work even though I'm in Finland I still find your blog an interesting read.ReplyDelete