Monday, January 31, 2011

A Monday To Remember

A couple of milestones to mention. Back on Tuesday the 25th when I beat my personal best trout, I failed to mention that it was also a completion of New Years Resolution #3.

Second one is that I just noticed, this morning, that Josh "Chappy" Chaplin from the "Waders Deep" blog became my 100th follower. Thanks Josh. Josh is a local fly fisherman from Truckee, California in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. If you get a chance, stop in at Josh's site and say HI. Josh is a member of OBN and needs a lot more followers.

Wow, 100 followers. I'm astounded. Little did I know that when I started this blog, and when my friend Dave from Missouri (we were childhood best friends and are still good friends) became my first follower, that a little over two years later, there would be 100 people that like reading what I write. The original intention of my blogging was to just let the local fishermen know what I was catching, where I was catching them, and what I was using to catch them. I had no idea our blogging community would grow to such proportions.

So, thank you one and all. I've made many friends and have even had the honor to meet several of you over the past two years.

As I creep up on 300 posts and continue to write articles for the local newspaper, I've also become their fishing blog writer. It's still in it's infancy, but I'll keep you informed as to when it rolls out. Now, if I could only make some money from all this writing. That's OK, I started writing a book 25 years ago. Maybe one day I'll finish it and become famous (and rich?).

Speaking of books, any of you out there watch the series on ABC called Castle? I was in Borders last week and came across two books written by Richard Castle. The two books, Heat Wave and Naked Heat are supposedly books written by Richard Castle and profile his partner Kate Beckett whom he calls Nikki Heat in the books. I haven't gotten to Heat Wave yet because I also picked up two Clive Cussler books and I'm sorry to say, they come before anything else. When I've read Heat Wave, I'll let you know what I think.

OK, I'll shut up now. Till next time.



  1. Congrats on your 100 follower. I have a quick question for you when you use PB at amador what your set up like going to be there on the tues the 15

  2. Well done upon your hundredth follower, sure is a benchmark.

  3. Wobbilyman - I'm a little confused about your question. Shoot me an email -

    Thanks John.

  4. Congratulations are in order Mark. Dirk & Al would be proud.

  5. Mark
    Congrats on your 100 follower. Keep putting out those great posts. Thanks for sharing---Bill

  6. Well, Shoreman, I can't let this post go by without extending my "Idaho Handshake" to you for a job well done with your blog. It is simply amazing where the blogging world is headed. Keep me posted on your new writing adventures.

  7. Mark I passed an award your's in my latest blog