Are you into fishing? Are your week days filled with dreaming of where the fish will be biting on the weekends. Does your definition of fishing season know no boundaries and are only bound by the number of layers you have to put on so not to get frost bit. Do you plan your vacation around whether you want to freshwater fish or salt water fish? Do you consider yourself a bass pro master just one fish short or one inch short on that large mouth bass of being on the pro circuit. Well my hat is off to you. Me, I am just a once in a while barely wanna be fisherman. My memories start back when I was just a youngster, and we would go visiting a parishioner of my Dad's church in Parkersburg, WVa. This old guy had a huge farm just over the river in Ohio and we would go and he would set me up fishing in one of his stocked ponds. I don't remember catching anything but thats my earliest memory. However once we started coming to the Cape my Dad, (and I've told this story before) but Dad would take me over to a friends house who lived on Swan Pond in Dennis Port and we would take his row boat out and I would fish for perch. whatever we caught would take back to the cottage clean and Mom would fry up for us. Also a few of the men from the church we attended here on the Cape had boats and would invite us to go flounder fishing, or some other small. The problem was that my Dad was and still gets sea sick when a small boat is drifting and swaying or rocking. He gets greener than a fresh head of broccoli. So going out deep sea fishing for Stripers, BlueFish, SeaBass he was never able to do for me. After I got married, my father in-law would take me north of central Ohio and had a special place he would go to river fish for rock bass, large mouth and small mouth bass. But that was about it. My Grandfather when he retired and finally moved to Florida used to go fishing quite a bit in Lake Okeechobee, but since we did not go down and visit him as he was living with his sister I was never able to learn from him. As this new year comes upon us, I am hoping to learn a bit more about fishing and start to enjoy going and seeing what I can land. Maybe even one of those coveted Strippers that would feed us for several meals. Or just being able to go to some places and do some kayaking and fishing while visiting different ponds, lakes streams and rivers around the Cape and Massachusetts. This endeavor I will keep you posted on from time to time and let you know if it works out and if I actually catch anything. Until next time have a great and wonderful especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.