Saturday, May 14, 2011

National Fishing and Boating Week- FR Takes the Challenge.

I'm always looking for an excuse to spend a week fishing and what better time to do it than National Fishing & Boating Week?  OBN has put its members up to blogging about our outdoor activities that week, with the opportunity to win some cool stuff and good exposure from the folks at Take Me Fishing.  I'm game.  The question is, what does one do for National Fishing & Boating Week?

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I'm a big fan of the fishing here in Northern Michigan.  There's far more opportunities here than I am ever able to take advantage of.  What I will do are the following:

  • I'll attempt to fish every day that week for at least a little while.
  • I will attempt to catch as many species as possible.  When I catch one species I will roll on to the next.
  • I will fly fish as many styles as possible- dries, topwater, streamers, nymphs etc.
  • I will fly fish as many waters as possible- rivers, lakes, ponds, creeks, the Great Lakes.
  • I will share all of these experiences, something I don't normally do.
  • If I get drawn in this contest I'll photograph, video and share as much of this as possible.
Species? Brown, brook, and rainbow trout for starters.  Pike, large and smallmouth bass, and bluegills.  Then what? Carp, perch, maybe even walleye on the fly? Muskies?  Who knows.  There's all kinds of sub-categories- stream browns, night browns, lake browns, stream smallmouth etc.  The point is that I will fish as many and varied waters and species in order to highlight what we have.

Sound fair? Here's the proviso.  I still have a day job, like most of you, and don't think I'll have any time off that week, but what better way to highlight the fishing experiences of the average angler?  So my fishing that week will be done before and after work, at night and on the weekend.  By doing this I'll be able to demonstrate that fishing doesn't have to take a lot of time and expense, you just have to be willing to get out there.  See you on the water.

This is my National Fishing and Boating Week contest entry sponsored by Take Me Fishing and the Outdoor Blogger Network.
Oh, the possibilities