I dunno' if I am the only dummy who got thrown off here, but I read halfway down the thread "Goals for the new year" thinking this was a "new" post...... and I'm thinking, "Geez, a bunch of the goals you guys are talking about, you already did this year"..... Why aren't you raising the bar ?
So anyway, I finally got down to mine and figured it out. Amazingly, the only goal I set, was the one I thought would be the toughest, that is, I did get my one bass over 17 lbs.
So basically, since I did not meet my other goals, I am simply going to go with my goals for 2003, but upgrade my "one bass over 17" to, "one over 19, which in fact, will be a new lake record, no matter where I catch it (up here in Nor Cal), also a Nor Cal record (unofficially, since there is really no official list) as well as a new PB.
So, my goals for 2004 are: 3 double digit bass in one day. 15 lb'er on night crawlers (did get a 14.1 this year on crawlers) 50 lb five fish limit. 30 bass over 10 lbs for the year. (good luck !) One bass over 19'lbs
Oh, and aside from bass, a freaking keeper Sturgeon (first) then an over sized one (72" plus) !
PS, Congrats to you guys who met so many of your goals in 2003 !!! Great job ! Hope 2004 is even better !
#3522, "RE: Goals for 2004" In response to Reply # 0 Thu Jan-01-04 08:52 AM by Bigreenjobass
With me being over here on the east coast, my goals have to be set lower than that. But I plan to spend about 80-90 days on the water this summer on a pretty good lake, so my goals should be respectable. I want to beat my PB of 14.4 by 1.8 lbs. That's the number one goal. I would also like to dominate my local club tournaments and place in the top 3. But that's secondary. I would like to catch a 5 fish 45 lb. limit in the early summer. I would like 7 over 10 lbs. And 80 over 5 lbs.
*16.2 lber (In my dreams!) *45 lb limit *80 fish over 5 lbs *Top 3 in Bass Club *7 over 10 lbs *Put two of my friends on their first double digit *Catch an 8 lb. Spot *Catch an 8 lb. Smallmouth
1.A new PB (Over 14+ would be nice) 2.Stick a double digit off my Generic trout! 3.Get a 35+ limit would be nice. 4.Learn how to bed fish better. 5.Fish more!!!! 6.Stick a 25lb.+ Halibut 7.Finnally get that 30lb.+ Salmon!
All in all 2003 was my best year yet. I asked for one double digit and ended up with 3. Maybe if I say I want 10 then maybe I would end up with 30! LOL!!!
-get my first double digit bigmouth -a 20 pound striper from Castaic -fish atleast 100 days -learn some new methods -fish more lakes than just Castaic and Pyramid -a five pound alpers trout on a fly rod
My goal this year is to catch a lake record. I don't care really what lake it's on, I'd just like to have a lake record somewhere.
I have a feeling this year I will catch fewer fish than ever, but I know if I gun for it, I'll get at least a few really big bites at some point. Just gotta hope they stay on the hook ( knocking heavily on wood ).
My other goal for the year is to keep stoking the fire on the website and offering up what I hope is some interesting and unique info.
I wish everyone the best of luck in their goals for the year.
-Double digit from Guasti -7 lb. plus homeguard calico on plastic or surface iron -BH Skiff Trip -Work on the Gamefish more if Danny gets it rebuilt -Fish more & fish harder -Hook more booger eaters on serious fishin
#3546, "RE: Hey hooksetter......" In response to Reply # 8
Are you serious ??? Don't get me wrong...... I love bedfishing, and I'm likely to pound the heck out of them with every day of my vacation too....... But I intend to pound the heck out of them until about November also, with any technique that is legal, sporting, and produces.
Anyway, there are a large percentage of bass anglers who do not have any problem with sight fishing, but there are enough of them that do have a problem with it, that those that don't, are not usually quite so open about it......
Personally, even as much as I like bedfishing, I really just enjoy catching big bass on any / all methods possible, at any / all times of the year.
#3547, "RE: Hey hooksetter......" In response to Reply # 9
Oh yah Chris, dead serious. We all have our little fortay (...not sure if that is correct spelling..LOL) and sight fishing is mine. I would rather sight fish than do anything else, just what "I" like to do, even if there is a better bite going on at the time. It's suppose to be fun, and that is my fun, a pure addiction that sends my adrenaline pumping like nitrous through a big block. Don't get me wrong, I like a big bite on anything, especially a reaction bait, but man there is nothing that twists my heart into a knot like rolling up on a whale that looks gamey.