What are your "realistic" fishing goals for 2014?

#1
As 2013 came to a close, I realized that I didn't even attempt one of my goals for the year. That was to catch a Tiger Muskie.

Well, this year is going to be different.

I'm setting a goal that is more "realistic" if you will, by trying my hand at chironomid fishing. I just spent a few bucks, on a slew of tying materials that I normally don't buy, and will probably spend too much time tying up about 1700 patterns, of which I'll only use about 4 of... just like steelhead flies. :p

Anyway, I'm interested in what some of you guys are shooting for this year!


Oh and Ed, ... catching an Atlantic Salmon doesn't count.
 

PT

Physhicist
#2
My goals stay pretty much the same. 40+ steelhead to the fly, a trip to the tropics, keep my business strong so I can achieve those 2. Everything else is puddin'.
 
#3
You still in Spokane? If so come down this March and I will help with chironomids. March is usually lights out.
My goal for this year will be to catch a big laker on a fly in wa. I missed last year's ice off at a certain lake by days. Timing is everything.
 
#4
I don't get out much as I work two jobs and it has been at lease 20years since I have caught a Steelhead on a fly. I have been out three times last year and not yet this year. I go trout during the summer but this I will try for a Steelhead!
 

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#5
  • Fish the Boulder River (MT)... one of the few left to do in that state.
  • Complete my 5th Annual MT trip with my older brother (built him a fly rod and set-up a guided trip on the Sacramento for us when he retired...he'd never fly-fished before...now he's got 4 rods!)
  • Another steelhead or two, three skating flies on the Snake or Grand Ronde
  • Be standing on all of Dry Fly Larry's secret SRC spots when he arrives extra early to beat the crowds :D.
 

IveofIone

Active Member
#6
I only caught one crappie last year. It was a big one and I caught it by accident. This year I know where they are at and I'm going to take the time to catch some on purpose. Fillets and ale to follow.

Ive
 
#7
I think of goals with respect to fishing in different terms. I want to fish with my boys more. I want to visit different waters, I want to fish with certain clients/friends more. The best time to go fishing.........is any time you can.
 

Peyton00

Active Member
#11
Fish more "new water" than old haunts.
Fish smaller streams.
Make a real effort fishing for LMB.
Spend more time chironomid fishing.
More trips on Yak
More overnighters on alpine lakes.
Do more floats on the Nisqually during King/Coho season.
 
#13
You still in Spokane? If so come down this March and I will help with chironomids. March is usually lights out.
My goal for this year will be to catch a big laker on a fly in wa. I missed last year's ice off at a certain lake by days. Timing is everything.

I'll take you on that offer!

I've seen some of you're fish... but I'm not sure you'll find very many places, with larger than those where you fish! :D