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swimbaitMon Dec-22-08 10:23 AM
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#10853, "Goals for the new year"


  

          

2009 is just around the corner. It must be time for the goals for the new year post

Last year my goal was to get a 10lb northern strain bass out of Santa Margarita. She was about 5 feet from the side of my boat on May 14, 2008 but jumped, spit my bait, and got away. It was still cool to get the opportunity and spend a decent amount of time on the water in '08 despite being holed up in grad school on the central coast most of the year.

For 2009 my goal is to get one over 15 and win one team tournament.

  

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RE: Goals for the new year, LimitedOut, Dec 22nd 2008, #1
RE: Goals for the new year, LimitedOut, Jan 05th 2009, #22
RE: Goals for the new year, bpm2000, Dec 22nd 2008, #2
RE: Goals for the new year, dickthompson, Dec 22nd 2008, #3
RE: Goals for the new year, Nico, Dec 22nd 2008, #4
RE: Goals for the new year, GGR, Dec 23rd 2008, #5
      RE: Goals for the new year, Sacto John, Dec 23rd 2008, #6
           RE: Goals for the new year, Bassbum, Dec 23rd 2008, #7
                RE: Goals for the new year, Seth B., Dec 23rd 2008, #8
                     RE: Goals for the new year, Mattlures, Dec 23rd 2008, #9
                          RE: Goals for the new year, socalfrogger, Dec 25th 2008, #10
                               RE: Goals for the new year, magmaster, Dec 25th 2008, #11
RE: Goals for the new year, Matt Peters, Dec 26th 2008, #12
RE: Goals for the new year, Gilbert, Dec 31st 2008, #13
RE: Goals for the new year, bassindon69, Jan 01st 2009, #14
RE: Goals for the new year, SWMB8R, Jan 01st 2009, #15
      RE: Goals for the new year, LimitedOut, Jan 02nd 2009, #18
           RE: Goals for the new year, SWMB8R, Jan 02nd 2009, #19
RE: Goals for the new year, curado, Jan 01st 2009, #16
RE: Goals for the new year, aLeXm, Jan 01st 2009, #17
      RE: Goals for the new year, frenchman, Jan 02nd 2009, #20
RE: Goals for the new year, palmdale_shane, Jan 02nd 2009, #21
RE: Goals for the new year, ll kaidoy ll, Jan 05th 2009, #23

OliverMon Dec-22-08 11:28 AM
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#10854, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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My goal for 2008 was a teener, haven't met it yet and probably won't since I haven't been fishing. Guess it's going to roll over to '09...

  

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OliverMon Jan-05-09 12:01 PM
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#10934, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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Well boys and girls,

I blew my 1st opportunity at my goal for 2009 on saturday. Had a big black angry fish come up 20 feet from the boat and destroy my bait only to pop it out of her mouth, she then came right back for the 2nd round when I stuck her hard and couldn't move her at all. She sat 2 feet under the surface violently shaking her head and shook the bait free on the 4th or 5th head shake. That fish owned me, and I'm very ashamed of my defeat. Then I bust a bonehead move and lost a bag full of Triple Trouts while we were on plane...not the way to start off the new year!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  

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bpm2000Mon Dec-22-08 01:13 PM
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#10857, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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-learn to fish with electronics a LOT better.
-work on jig/frog fishing
-get one on a damn hudd (8")

  

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dickthompsonMon Dec-22-08 10:21 PM
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#10858, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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16 pound 4 oz largemouth and a 38 pound striper

  

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NicoMon Dec-22-08 10:30 PM
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#10859, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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I think my goal next year should be to catch fish on swimbaits other than the huddleston and ms slammer. I want to find a NorCal lake with a good 7" triple trout bite, and some bluegill hardbait action once the water warms a bit.

I want to fish Clear Lake at least once. Been way to long since I've fished there. And winning a tourament wouldn't hurt either (just in case my team partner is reading this).

  

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GGRTue Dec-23-08 04:44 PM
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#10866, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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Stick a 13+ on the Nate's Bait "El Grande"

Stick a 17+, on ANYTHING!

More time on the water. (I could fish 7 days a week and it would still not be enough)

  

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Sacto JohnTue Dec-23-08 04:56 PM
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#10867, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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A 10+ anyway, anyhow

Lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what have-yous

  

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BassbumTue Dec-23-08 07:05 PM
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#10869, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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Land a swimbait fish.

To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi. - William Faulkner

  

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Seth B.Tue Dec-23-08 09:00 PM
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#10870, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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Catch a Spot over 8 .

  

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MattluresTue Dec-23-08 10:11 PM
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#10871, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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I was blessed with an incredible year. I broke my PB twice in one day. It now sits at 17.2 I am not even sure how many over ten I caught but I was hammering them for a 3 week period. It was incredible. I litteraly caught more bass over 6 lbs then under 6lbs through out the whole year. I would guess my totaly bass average weight for 08 would be around 8lbs per fish. I am now completley spoiled. My goal is to get one over 20. This is realy my lifetime goal and my other 09 goal will be to catch at least one DD on film. I plan on getting a camera.

www.mattlures.com

  

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socalfroggerThu Dec-25-08 08:50 PM
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#10875, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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my goal for '09 would be to crack the top ten again in a National Guard tourney and make it to the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier in 2010! Maybe win a few team tourneys and AOY titles along the way. Who knows, maybe even get a DD swimbait fish if Im really lucky!

Now that I think about it, My main goal for '09 is to get paid too fish

  

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magmasterThu Dec-25-08 11:01 PM
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#10876, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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I just want to find more time to fish next year... and maybe another DD bass out of LMV.

  

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Matt PetersFri Dec-26-08 04:13 PM
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#10878, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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2009 Goals:

Have fun, seriously.
Get evil corporate america poisons out of my system.
Lose 20 pounds.
Survive the FLW, have $ to fish in 2010 full time
Catch some fishes



southernswimbait.com
BigBait Fishing in the South

  

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GilbertWed Dec-31-08 08:11 PM
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#10911, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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My goals for this year definitely include catching a double digit bass and tops my list of goals to accomplish for 2009. My second goal is to get a boat. Ive been shore fishing for 22 years and know the number of fish you can catch when you aren't restricted to just a stretch of shore. My third is to make and sell high quality baits that catch high quality bass. I would also like to catch a large swimbait fish with a bait at least 8 inches.

Id rather be fishin!

  

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bassindon69Thu Jan-01-09 01:13 PM
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#10912, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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No goals here. Just have fun.

Happy new year!

Don.

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Nothing like fishing!

  

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SWMB8RThu Jan-01-09 04:57 PM
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#10915, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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Thu Jan-01-09 05:00 PM by SWMB8R

  

          

Get out on the water with my dad more. He's 65 and still holds up better throwing big baits with me all day than 90% of my friends.

It would be nice to get a big one too.

Edit - Oliver, I told you where to find one. Spend your time there this year and fish the way I told you and you will get the teener you want. You won't get a ton of fish but you will eventually get a big one.

Happy New Year everyone and I hope you all reach your goals.

  

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OliverFri Jan-02-09 10:23 AM
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#10920, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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Mark my friend,

I'm trying, but don't worry I'm used to not catching anything. Heading to Casitas tomorrow to see what I've been missing for the last 10 months. I'll let you know how it goes.

  

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SWMB8RFri Jan-02-09 11:48 AM
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#10923, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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That's the wrong lake Oliver

  

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curadoThu Jan-01-09 09:05 PM
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#10916, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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im not real big on goals, especially this time of year. if your not already doing it, chances are a new year's resolution won't last very long. im just going to keep doing what i do best, bass fishing; and when i catch another big fish i will have my 35 mm camera ready to get a one of a kind photo.

p.s. jesus christ is the only one who can give you a lasting change.

  

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aLeXmThu Jan-01-09 09:43 PM
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#10917, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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A weedless hud will bring me lasting change that not even jesus can bring!!!!

  

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frenchmanFri Jan-02-09 03:04 PM
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#10924, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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Well same as last year, same as a bunch of other people. Double digit fish. Doesn't have to be a swimbait but that would be nice. And be a better swimbait fisherman. However you go about doing that.

  

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palmdale_shaneFri Jan-02-09 06:20 PM
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#10925, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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For 2009 I just want to fish more like I used to a few years back.
Winning a turnament with my son would also be cool.

  

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ll kaidoy llMon Jan-05-09 09:17 PM
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#10936, "RE: Goals for the new year"
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For 2009, I'll keep it pretty simple...

1. My first swimbait fish
2. Catch a 20+ lb. Striper.
3. 6 lb. line class record for Kokanee

  

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