- Carp. Thank you for always being there. You can live in dirty water, clean water, cold water, warm water, moving water, and still water. And you're always somewhere nearby. You never complain.
- Cutthroat Trout. Thank you for living in the prettiest places in the world.
- Striped Bass. Thanks for stopping by. We don't get to see you all the time in the same places usually, but we can count on you swinging by for a visit.
Pacific Salmon. Thanks for feeding us. A special shout-out to the dog (or chum) salmon, because, though you're typically not the best tasting, you are pretty cool to look at.
Atlantic Salmon. Thanks for doing your best. We're sorry for making you homeless in America.
Northern Pike. Thanks for the memories. Your toothy maw makes for the ultimate grip-n-grin photo for any angler's wall.
- Rainbow Trout. Thanks for teaching so many of us. Most of us learned to fish by chasing stocked rainbows somewhere. And many of us aspire to catch native, wild steelhead at some point. Of all fish, you do the best to foster the ideals and interests of all anglers at all stages, from the upstart rookie to the seasoned veteran.