Wow, it has been awhile since I sat down to compose another blog entry. December was a crazy month. Influenza and common cold viruses ran rampant through our household, it seemed at times like it would never end. The end of the Mayan calender neared and I remember wishing all the paranoid folks claiming the end was approaching were indeed correct, then perhaps I could sleep. Of course they were wrong and the sickness and runny noses would continue on the rest of the month. I fell ill several times too. Throat and ear infections, a bout of the Flu and a nice persistent cold I would fight off the whole month while fishing of course. I was not about to let these illnesses keep me from cashing in on some great fishing and ending the last month of the season early. I packed my meds and fishing I went. Luckily this past year I completed my Christmas shopping early. A first for me. I am usually running around with the masses a day before Christmas, not looking for that last little item, but rather trying to scratch every entry off multiple wish lists in one day. No... not in 2012, I would enjoy some excellent fishing instead.
My friend Neil and I would enjoy several outings together as well and a first "Double Header." Walking up to the run and both hooking up within a matter of minutes was very cool to say the least and has proved to be a highlight of the 2012 Fall/Winter.
Other Highlights include a personal best for me, a big Buck taped out to 30" and surpassing my 2011 totals for hooked and landed fish.
So, as I type this we seem to be in a January thaw. I am hoping these mild temps continue. If they do, I no doubt will be on a year round stretch somewhere this weekend looking for my first tug of 2013.
I trust you all had a Merry Christmas and a fitting Happy New Year's celebration with your families. All the best in 2013!