Tuesday, December 31, 2013

That's A Wrap

Well, here we are at the end on 2013.

The good things about 2013, Howard Windknots & Tangled Lines is doing well. Nothing bad has happened to me other than the little skin cancer being removed in February. The wife is healthy and I haven't killed the cats, yet.

The bad thing is that we are really, really, really dry. In fact Sacramento has recorded the driest calendar year on record (6.12 inches of rain) and the records date back to the late 1800's. We got more rain than that in the month of December, last year.

Fishing wise, better than last year by a couple. I won't go into numbers, but I will give you percentages which, if you follow this blog, will not surprise you.

Power Bait - 76%
Live Bait - 2%
Flies - 9%
Lures - 13%

I just ordered my new 2014 fishing license with the second rod stamp AND the Steelhead card. I may or may not pursue chrome this year, but just in case I decide to, I have the card for the small donation to the DFW of $7.05.

Thank you one and all for reading what I write, Happy New Year, and I'll see you next year, 2014 that is, like tomorrow. 



  1. Well Mark putting 13 aside.
    I wish you and yours the best in 14

  2. Mark
    Looking forward to some great lake post for 2014---my new year didn't start well at all upcoming post will explain---take a while to get over the stolen equipment----enjoy the ballgames today

  3. Don't the years just roll by. Happy 2014 to you and your family.

  4. Mark, great to see we both made it another year in the blogging world and really look forward to a good fishing season in 2014. Many happy hook ups my friend in 2014.

  5. Happy new Year Mark! May this year be the year that you catch your first, second, third AND fourth steelhead on the fly ;)