If fishing every day of the year is the requirement for a perfect fishing year, Jeff Sturm, Mac LaMay, Steve Sintay, and I are perfect so far. The four of us met at Pass Lake on New Year's Day to have a go at it. I brought a few doughnuts, and Jeff brought coffee, so we spent a few nice minutes chatting at the boat ramp before heading onto the water. Next time you see Mac, have him tell you about his recent experience with the Mexican government.
Though cool, the weather was dry and partly sunny. There were, perhaps, a half-dozen other boats on the lake, some fishing chironomids, others using baitfish or leach patterns. All seemed to catch fish. Our group perferred the latter, so we broke up to fish different areas of the lake to see how we could do. Jeff, with his white balanced leach stripped slowly in both deep and shallow water, did best, catching two or three times the numbers the rest of us caught. Of course even we caught 100 fish apiece ;-), so we're not too upset. I never cease to be amazed at the size and beauty of these fish.
That's all for now. It's after one-o'clock, so if I'm going to keep my perfect record I need to get on the water. Thanks for a fun day Jeff, Mac, and Steve. Let's do it again next year.