As some of my readers might know, I had a pretty crappy 2011. My father-in-law took ill at the end of 2010 and he passed away in March of 2011. He lived in Oregon and we had to make 8 trips up there to take care of his estate. That was a serious drain on us fiscally, physically and mentally. We are still dealing with probate, but it’s almost finished.
I started out the year with every intention of fishing my ass off. It just didn’t happen. I just felt like sitting at home and vegging. But 2012 is a new year and we have a new outlook. I’m not going to promise anything, but I expect fishing to take a more prominent role in my life. There are places I want to go and see. There are new places I want to fish. There are old places I want to get back too.
Pyramid is first up. I’m waiting for some weather to stir things up and that should show up next week, finally. I hope we get a lot more. This spring I also want to head south and fish the southern Sierra’s and if I can get my back and ankle fixed, do a lot more day hiking. I can walk, exercise, hike and stand in a river, but after a little while, it hurts. Day to day I’m fine, but ask me to stand in a river or on a ladder at Pyramid for more than an hour, or walk around Disneyland like I did last week, and I can’t do it.
I should be out fishing within a couple of weeks and I hope that will continue the throughout 2012. If I get my back fixed, I should be able to fish harder and more often. In any case, I haven’t dropped of the face of the earth. It’s winter, but fishing is just around the corner. Have a great 2012!