The new year is here. Its time to start thinking of what will be in store for the year and what my angling goals will be. Here are a few of them I've thought of so far.....
1.) A monster Montana Brown- Although I had a handful of browns in 2011 that were 17+ inches, only one of them was 20+ which was a 24 inch hog from a stream in NY. However, I failed to land what I really worked hard for this fall; a monster Montana brown. I want one that is 25+ inches for the 2012 season.
2.) Explore New Water- Of course one of every anglers goals is to explore new water. I hope to get out and explore some of the rivers that I haven't fished yet in MT. These include the the South Fork of the Flathead, Big Hole, Beaverhead, Little Blackfoot, Ruby, Smith and Boulder Rivers.
3.) Steel- The longest I've ever had a steelhead on for was about 5 seconds. It was a great lakes Tributary steelie. Now, being so close to Idaho, I hope that with the help of my fishing buddy Tom (who knows the Salmon River very well), I can finally land my first steelie ever this spring. I hope it ends up being a B run fish.
4.) Use a Net- I don't know if its just the fact that I haven't bought a net or I just don't see the need for one. I was pretty fortunate this year to land almost every quality fish I had on without a net. In fact I don't even remember losing one decent fish because I didn't have a net. But I know the day will come when I wish I had one. I'm beginning to look for a quality net to prevent the mistake of not having one and losing a nice fish.
5.) Mini Documentary- Now That I have the HD Hero 2 GoPro, its time to start shooting footage and making a mini movie about my fly fishing experiences. I've wanted to do this for a while now, and with the high quality of this HD video Camera, I think I can do a great job of capturing my world.
That's all I have for now. More goals to come.