I tend to have a plan for each year, and like my new species and size goals some things get done and some things don't but this year is already shaping up to be pretty awesome, and I'm excited so let's dive right in...
I'll start off with the big trips. In May or June I'm hoping to hit the big trout rivers in New York. Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Delaware.
In July I'm going to Oregon and Washington. I'll be fishing for wild cutthroat and redband trout in some freestone rivers, and hopefully carp in the Columbia River. If summer steelhead are an option you can bet I'll be targeting them for some of the time. Also, whatever species I can add to my life list will be sweet. Pikeminnow, bull trout, westslope cutties, sea run cutties, who knows what I'll get!
In August I'm hoping to go up to New Hampshire again after wild brookies.
And for the less big stuff...
March, April, and May will be the normal hodgepodge of craziness... there will be special emphasis on carp, sea run browns, shad, and streamer fishing for big trout. Also, I'm going to spend a lot of time trying to get a big striper in fresh water. Also my discovery of an awesome brook trout spring creek this past fall has me thinking... I'm going for my biggest wild brooky.
June, July, and August will be focused on carp, smallmouth, bluefish, albies, nighttime walleye and pickerel.
September and October will be all about snapper blues, brook trout, stripers, and big brown trout on streamers. Pickerel on topwater should also make for some great outings.
November and December will undoubtedly lead to the typical nymphing for wild browns, hunting out late season panfish, and streamer fishing for walleye, pickerel, and pike.