Well, I have all sorts of blogging to catch up on now. The next two will be about the Wyoming trip, then one about the NC RiverBassin.com Rodeo, and finally about a great local trip yesterday where I hooked a piglet of a river bass.
But first, we got to talking the other day about where we have fished and where we want to someday fish. I realized I have fished rivers in the following states: PA, MA, NC, NY, VA, GA, CA, NM, CO, CA, WA, OR, TN, WY, ID, and Ontario, Canada. Not a bad count...and adding by the year! What's at the top of my list for river fishing? My top three states would probably be Alaska, Maine, and Florida (for Peacock bass). My top three countries are tought to pick, but would be probably include Argentina, Chile, and the Amazon basin in Brazil. I suspect there will be many other countries I get to before those though....too much of the world to see and enjoy! What are your top choices?
I also wanted to say thanks to everyone who reads my blog. Over the past few months, I have had a lot of people tell me how much they enjoy reading. I have even had a few people recognize me around Durham....and it's kind of weird. I also get a lot of questions about the Coosa via YouTube, including a few that have said my videos and blog were the reason they bought one....super humbling. So again, thank you for everyone who takes the time to read this. I love to fish and share the amazing experiences I have, so please keep reading!
Finally, I short reflection on Hurrican Irene. Floods always have me torn. I love studying water and seeing its immense power. I just flat out find it fascinating. But on the other hand I hate to see its devastation, especially when it puts people in danger. I know there was a lot of loss along the east coast and the clean-up and rebuilding process will take some time. I hope everyone out there made it through safely and suffered minimal loss.
As summer winds down I hope many of you are out there enjoying the warm weather. It will be fall before we know it....and the big boys will be super aggressive again. Tomorrow - my WY trip. Tight lines!