Well the end of another year is rapidly approaching. Looking back on 2012, I had a pretty good year of fishing. This was a year where I focused more on saltwater fishing, both in building up my gear selection and the time I spent fishing. Made many trips out for flounder and was successful most all of the time. Hit the sand a few times and had more success than I had expected. I have my eye on a few more trips yet before the calendar flips to 2013, provided the Mayans just needed to buy a new calendar and tomorrow isn't the end of the world.
With an eye towards 2013, I want to set a few goals for myself to give me something to strive to achieve.
1. Catch a trout on the fly in every month of the year. I have never reached this milestone and trying to accomplish this goal will get me on the water much more.
2. Catch a striper off the sand. Extra bonus points for catching a striper off the sand with the fly rod. This will make me think about my gear choices when on the beach and not always reaching for the "easy way out" with the spinning gear.
3. Get my daughter out fishing more. She'll be 5 in February and I need to make sure we are spending quality time on the water together. Even if she gets bored and throws rocks in the water, I want fishing to be something she enjoys and wants to do, not something that she's forced to do by her dad.
4. Fish some new water, both in my immediate area and hopefully in other areas of the country.
Let's check back in on this post at the end of 2013 to see how I did. Hopefully I can go 4 for 4!
Whatever you celebrate here at the end of the year, enjoy yourself, spend time with your family, and get outside some.