It’s late December which means it’s time for the annual year-end review, so let’s look back at the posts of 2016 – click each pic to see more:
Fishing-wise 2016 wasn’t a bad one, I took some nice trips, fished a lot of new water, and had plenty of run-ins with some big redfish. Outside of fishing it was tough here in Baton Rouge and for that I’m ready to see 2016 go. I already know 2017 is going to be better as my wife and I are expecting our second child in January. I’m excited to see what being a dad of two is all about. Things may slow down here at the blog, but trips are still in the works and I’m sure I’ll continue to find a good balance between family, friends, and fishing. I want to wish everyone who reads a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and hope you’ll find your way back next year.
We didn’t do a whole lot of fishing that Saturday, choosing to fish the morning at the cabin and then spend the afternoon watching football and sampling the rest of the beer we brought. Little did we know it would be Les Miles’ last game, but I couldn’t have imagined a more fitting way for him to go out.
The fishing was still tough at the cabin, probably one of the least productive trips we’ve ever had there, but all it takes is one good fish to make a day, and lucky for me that fish crushed a woolly bugger I was swimming through a normally productive run.
It wasn’t a typical cabin trip, but we still had a blast. It felt good to get out and hit some smaller water this time and remind myself why that was a big part of our trips in years past. I do enjoy kayak fishing, especially sightfishing redfish, but there is something about small stream wade fishing that makes it my absolute favorite type of fishing.
Made the annual northeastern migration over Memorial Day weekend to my parent’s place in the North Georgia mountains. The weather couldn’t have been better as every day brought blue skies and mild temps. It was even a chilly 47 degrees upon waking up Friday morning. The fishing was pretty darn good, most fish fell for stonefly imitations, but a few came on streamers and dries. Day 1 yielded the best results with the action tapering off throughout the weekend- no doubt the fish were getting tired of seeing the same thing by day 3. For the second year in a row I caught the biggest brown trout that I’ve ever caught and it could actually be the same fish that I caught last year – click the link, you be the judge. Besides the brown, there are some real monsters in that little creek, I moved a few fish on streamers that would give that brown a run for the money. I just wish I could have gotten them to eat just to see if my 7wt would have held up. These trips are a lot of fun and I wish I could get that way more often. Big thanks to my parents for having me over for a few days. What they have there is really special and I know a lot of hard work gets put into it. I truly appreciate every opportunity I’m given to enjoy it.
The big brown