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05-04-2006 01:08 AM
striperstripper I want to spend more time fishing with my sons, my youngest likes casting the 2hander so I 'm looking for something he can throw, my oldest is not into it as much as he used to be ,snowboarding,surfing and women take up his time and somewhere there's time for school in there but every once in awhile he still gets the urge.I want to spend more time fishing the backside like I did years ago,I want to spend more time on south nauset via the sand chariot.
05-02-2006 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by Adrian
But a word or warning before you embark upon this journey.

You must be prepared to walk a very lonely path.

Be ready to face ridicule and disbelief in the car park.

You will be considered Politically Incorrect.
Adrian If you acheived such lofty goal you have made it to the top! no matter what the endevor
05-02-2006 06:40 PM
porkslice 1. To spend more time on the water than I did last year!
05-02-2006 04:21 PM
Paxton Chris...all of us will have trouble with your #3, the man is a machine!!!
Adrian.......go for it!!!! maybe we can hook up sometime and not laugh at each other..experimentation is part of the enjoyment!
05-02-2006 04:13 PM
bonefishmon My goals have changed this year:

#1. the fall.

#2. Spend more time learning the habits of cow diets...shad.

#3. Save up for the stick required to land the above.

#4. Refrain from dreaming about owning a boat.

#5. Spend more time with the family by fishing out the door.

#6. Quonny Pond and the sightfishing experiences from my Pungo.

05-02-2006 03:27 PM
Originally Posted by sean
- Learn the how/where/when/what as to applying my steelhead floating line techniques to bass. From what I hear I need to watch Adrian.
I can claim no experience in the pursuit of the noble Steelhead, but, I have been fortunate to bag a few Atlantics in my time. Transfering traditional wet fly techniques to the salt has been a very enjoyable and enlightening experience.

But a word or warning before you embark upon this journey.

You must be prepared to walk a very lonely path.

Be ready to face ridicule and disbelief in the car park.

You will be considered Politically Incorrect.

When you are successfull you will be suspected of witchcraft and, well, you might recall what happened at Salem a few years back

Watching the rerun of the Matrix Trilogy on UK ITV this past couple of nights put things into perspective.

You see there is no turning back.

So, will it be the red pill, or the blue pill?
05-02-2006 03:17 PM
jfbasser Learn a few more Middleside Striper Spots

Beat the Canal into submission any way I can

Have a better year for shore Albies than last year
05-02-2006 01:47 PM
Setting my Sights...

Due to my limited time on the Cape, my goals will be kept simple.

1. Land a Striper over 36".

2. Spend as much time with my Brother and Dad.

3. Keep up with my father on a death march.

4. Cast a 2-Hander.

5. Not be afraid of being bitten by a seal.

Looking forward to the Clave, see you all soon.

05-02-2006 01:41 PM
Smcdermott Every year I come up with goals such as catching a new species or fishing a certain new location. This year I am going to keep it simple.

My goals are:

1. Fish as much as possible
2. Fish as many different places as possible
3. Keep a detailed log of my trips. (I always say I am going to do this but this year I hope to deliever on the goal.).

05-02-2006 01:31 PM
FishHawk 1. Learn to fish the Surf.
2. Fish the Refuge in the Yak.
3. Observe and learn the Canal two handed fishing.
4. Improve on my site fishing.
5. Explore and learn Long Island for the Fall Run.

I have learned a lot by watching some of the great fishermen on this site. Will continue to do so. We really have a good thing going here. FishHawk
05-02-2006 12:53 PM
jimS Four goals for the year:
1. Expose my wife to flyfishing the Cape.
2. Spend more quality time with my sons.
3. Target large fish.
4. Become involved with Friends of Monomoy.
05-02-2006 12:26 PM
PopnesetBay FIRST and FOREMOST:
Improve casting ability. Dial in what works with rods I currently own.
Learn more about when, where and why fish are where they are and
what they are feeding on.
Spend as much time as possible with new friends, on and off the water
Every minute spent in pursuit of a tight line.
Count my blessings and make each day worthwhile.

Pete Readel
05-02-2006 12:22 PM
Originally Posted by FredA
Sometime I'm going to get a speycasting lesson from Juro
Let's make it soon, before the big girls arrive if possible. My preference would be to do it first class up north on the Pemigewasset or Upper Merrimac but for convenience sake the Cape area is fine too.

Oh yeah another goal - to make the contributors to the "Hannah Fund" some of the best damn two-handed casters east of the Mississipi (except for Sean of course)
05-02-2006 11:15 AM
FredA In sequence:
Fish the upper estuary by my place over the next couple of weeks, maybe throwing something big and alewife like. Maybe get the missus hooked up with a schoolie or two. Also check out a couple of bayside creeks.

Late May through early July I want to get tuned in to the rythems and patterns on the bayside flats. I've fished them a bit too casually the last couple of years.

Late May through the summer I want to work on the sight fishing skills.

Sometime I'm going to get a speycasting lesson from Juro
05-02-2006 10:57 AM
Paxton My goals are relatively simple and the same as last year:
1. Continue to try and learn at least one more thing each time out;
2. Study patterns of fish behavior at various times in the season and at various stages of the tides;
3. Be observant of attention and when something works or doesn't, try and figure it out;
4. Explore new locations and changes in the topography;
5. Continiue to share what little I know with others, as they have shared with me....this one is probably the best experience that I have had. Helping a few newbies last year was almost as much fun as catching fish myself...maybe more so.
6. Enjoy being out there, no matter the success or lack thereof;
7. Remember to put Celebrex in my backpack and not forget as I did last week ;
8. Be thankful for each moment fishing;
9. Avoid getting a ticket on the way down :-)
10. Continue to enjoy our fine Captain's humor!
11. Continue to enjoy fishing with the friends that I have made and meet new ones.
If I succeeed at the above...the rest will come naturally.
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