Monday, March 01, 2021

2021 Fishing Goals


 
Fishing Buddies: 
1. Fish with Dad
2. Fish with Mike Thompson
3. Fish with Jim Bonin
4. Fish with  Mike "Spike" Miller
5. Fish with Jeff and Renee
6. Fish with Todd, Isabelle, and Mallory
7.  Fish with Kane Phongsavat
8. Fish with Jaimen Abrahamson
9. Fish with Dave Lindmark
10. Fish with Steve and Devin
11. Take Corey Hicks frog fishing.
12. Fish with Jamar at Eddy's
13. Fish with Eric Aske
14. Fish with Pete
15. Fish With Josh Abrahamson & Ashley Just

Dream Fishing Buddies:
1. Fish with Josh Douglas
2. Fish with Al Lindner
3. Fish With Nattie Up North

Bass Snatcher Goals: (Same Goals as 2020)
1.  Win my 1st tournament. (My best finish to date is 2nd Place.)
2. Get "Wood" in at least one tournament. (1st-3rd Place Finish or Lunker or Co-Angler Challenge) 
3. Get "Lunker" in a tournament.   (Preferably one over 5-8 to win the revolving big bass pot.)
4. Get paired with Chuck Fields.  (He usually only fishes a couple of tournaments a year, so chances of it ever happening are not very good.  I may look into bribing Dennis)
5. Finish in the Top 10 at the end of the year. 
6. Catch a limit at every tournament of the year.  (I've done this twice, but in 2012 I only fished 4 out of the 6 tournaments due to a bad back.)
7. Pre-fish with at least 3 boaters.
8. List the Rods I'm bringing for each tournament before the tournament.
9.  Win the Co-Angler Challenge at least twice
10. Make the Challenge Cup Team

Technique & Tackle Goals:
1. Win something in Fantasy Fishing or Facebook giveaways/contests.
2. Officially Open the Tackle Warehouse this year.
3. Catch Fish On 100 different Lures (94 Lures in 2020)
4. Catch 25 fish on a Frenzy Popper
5. Catch 25 fish on a Stanley Phantom
6. Get A Hat Sponsorship
7. Catch bass cranking deep in Sullivan Lake
8. Keep a Lures Lost List
Lures Lost In 2021:
Bear Trax Glow Demon: ||
T.H.E. Jig: ||
Craw Tube: |
X-Rap 10: ||
Ultimate Jerk Shad: |

9. Catch a bass on every frog in my arsenal 
  1. Bobby's Perfect
  2. Ish's
  3. Ish's Poppin
  4. Snag Proof Kicker
  5. Snag Proof Moss Master
  6. Snag Proof Bleedin'
  7. Terminator
  8. Terminator Jr.
  9. Terminator Popper
  10. Teckel Sprinker
  11. Teckel Whacker
  12. Spro Big Daddy
  13. Spro Bronzeye
  14. Spro Popper
  15. Spro Sprinker KO
  16. Spro Shad Sprinker KO
  17. R2S Bully Wa
  18. R2S Bully Wa 2
  19. TT Mad Max
  20. LiveTarget Frog
  21. Booyah Pad Crasher
  22. Booyah Toad Runner
  23. BD Frog
  24. BD Frog (big)
  25. Evergreen Soft Shell
  26. Blitz Frog
  27. Sumo Frog
  28. Teckel Maracker
  29. ScumDog Walker


Blogging:
1. Blog about anytime I reach a goal.
2. Record all fishing trips at Fish Swami
3. Fish at least 200 days and blog about them

Fish Goals:
1. Catch* 4,000 Fish (3,051 caught in 2020)
2. Average 5 fish caught per hour. (3.92 in 2020, 4.40 in 2019, 4.07 in 2018, 3.99 in 2017, 4.08 in 2016, 3.62 in 2015, 3.55 in 2014, 4.41 in 2013, 4.31 in 2012, 2.77 in 2011)
3. Have a 100 fish day.
4. Catch Devin's Birthday Bullhead On May 20th
5. Catch A Fish Every Month
🗹January
🗹February
🗹March
🗹April

Crappie:
1. Catch a new personal best. (Currently 14.25")
2. Catch* over 600 this year. (Caught 217 in 2020)
3. Catch my personal best number of crappies.

Dogfish:
1. Win my 3rd Minnesota Bowfin Club Grand Championship
2. Catch an MN State Record fish. (11-4  or 35" x 20")
3. Catch a new personal best.
4. Get the Minnesota Bowfin Club Grand Championship stuff done in a timely manner this year.

Pike:
1. Catch* over 1,000 this year. (Caught 927 in 2020)
2. Catch a 38" or over/personal best.

Bass: 
1. Catch a 21plus inch or 6lb Largemouth (6.5lbs/21" PB)
2. Catch a 21plus inch or 6lb Smallmouth (20.5" PB)
3. Catch* over 1,500 bass this year. (Caught 1,293 in 2020)
4. Catch* at least 25 smallies.  (I caught 4 last year)
5. Catch a 25lb 6 Fish Bag
6. Have a 50 bass day 
7. Catch over 500 bass on Frogs
8. Catch 5 bass over  5lbs/20-inches
9. Catch 25 bass over 4lbs/19-inches
10. Get Steve and Todd at least one 4lber
11. Get Belle, Mallory, and Devin a frog fish.

Walleye:
1. Catch at least 100. (Caught 202 in 2020)
2. Catch 30"/10lber or new personal best. (28.5 is PB)

* Catch is anything I deem it to be, including follows by pike or smallmouth (while pre-fishing), a pike missing my lure, fish viewed on the Aqua View, and fish that get off before I have them in hand that I can positively identify.  And fish caught by people I am guiding or boater during pre-fish.

A goal that I reached is in bold.

New for 2021 in italics.

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