I always like to make one of my New Year’s resolutions catching a species of fish (on the fly) that I’d never caught before. It usually turns out to be the only resolution I actually keep. This was a particularly good year, because I added sea-run brown trout, sabalos (South American ocean fish) and freshwater dorado to the list. Next year, I’m thinking it will have to be something less exotic.

I’ve never caught a muskie on a fly. Maybe muskies should be my 2009 fish. But where’s the best place for muskies on a fly?

Maybe crappie would be better. Because for as crappy as the 2008 economy has been, I think it would be appropriate to just plain set out to make 2009 a “crappie” year. “I’m going to have a crappie year in 2009, dammit, and nobody’s going to get in my way.” Hmmm. Maybe not. Any ideas for what my fish for next year should be?

Have you though about your 2009 “resolution” fish?