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Merry Christmas - and Happy New Year

by: Lloyd Tackitt 12/25/2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This is an odd time of year for a fisherman.  Well for a warm water fisherman at least.  I expect it's a great time of year for cold water fishermen, especially the ice fishermen.

Here in Texas it's kind of a pause time.  While it's technically possible to get out and catch fish, it generally isn't at the top of the list of things to do.  Visiting, traveling, buying presents, celebrating, these all take up a lot of time.  Pleasantly of course, but still they take a lot of time.

We may get lucky and open a present or two that have some fishing gear in them, and if we're really lucky that gear will have been chosen by someone who actually knows fishing.  Lord help us from the "Pocket Fishermen" presents - the ones we unwrap and have to actually turn into an actor in order to not hurt feelings.  There will have been many oscar class performances already this morning.

Fishing is on the mind, but it's a back burner kind of on the mind.  It's there, simmering away, but the other dishes are boiling and broiling like crazy right now.  We just passed through the longest night of the year four days ago - and congratulations by the way on surviving the latest end of the world forecast!  Anyway we have passed through the long dreary night of winter solstice and can now watch each day get longer, and in a few months, warmer.

So Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you as you watch the sun stay up a bit longer each day!

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Member comments
rebelsportsmanl, TX   12/25/2012 2:05:48 PM
Merry Christmas to all the guys and gals here and may you have good fishing on your next outing to the water.
Flyrodn, CO   12/26/2012 10:11:43 AM
Seasons best to you and yours. Up North here ita about show time, with the Fly Fishing show, Boat show and International Sportsman's Expo the first three weekends of January. Guess where I'll be?
oley, CO   12/26/2012 3:08:11 PM
Up here in the North country, we re"tired" folk have one big advantage - pick the days to go ice fishing and fish in your shirt sleeves (or ski for that matter). It really can be quite warm on certain days - almost hot outside. But daydreamin' about fishing trips past and future can be quite enjoyable too. A very safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours and everyone else on Fish Explorer.
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