This may sound odd to some of you but as the cold weather has started to set in here in Flagstaff, I am most likely done fishing for the year. I have to report though, that this has been an excellent year of fishing. At the start of the year, I set three goals for myself. I wanted to reach these goals because I wanted to have fun. That is exactly what I got. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics to show all of the fun that I have had. Goals: 1. Break my record of most fish caught in one trip. - I went fishing with a couple friends to Lake Powell fishing for Striped Bass. One of the trips in March, we took in a matter of 6 hours we (three of us) caught 119 stripers. We were dropping bait down about 80-100 feet and by the time we got the bait to that depth we would have a fish on. 2. Catch a flathead at Roosevelt. -I had always heard about the flatties at Roosevelt. Last year I surprised myself and caught the largest channel cat (19lbs) out of Roosevelt, but I never caught a flathead. During the same trip that Silenced Majority caught his flathead, I caught mine. It was nothing huge (like AZflats), but it was fun none the less. 3. Break my personal best record. -With all the different places to fish in Arizona/California, I have had many opportunities to break my record. I almost did, but to actually break it will have to wait until next year. I know that I will get the once in a lifetime chance to catch the monster....just as Riverbud55 (Dale) and AZflats (Andy) got a chance to do so. One other thing that I must mention. Although I would consider myself a diehard catfisherman, I have caught more fish of all types this year than I have any other year. I caught my first largemouth, smallmouth, crappie, and tilapia this year. Some of it turned into bait, but it was fun none the less. Brothers and sisters of the BOC, I have had a great time this year. Outside of getting a huge fish into the boat, I experienced a lot of things that I won't forget. Thanks for sharing it with me!! Ryan Martinman P.S. Beware you elusive fat cat....I will get you...someday, I will get you good!!