Thanks to you and Skip for organizing the angler of the year award.
In a moment of pity or perhaps drunken stupor, those guys present at the meeting voted me the angler of the year for 2008 (not 2009 -- that would really be premature since I have not made a single cast yet this year) at our meeting last evening. I am not sure how I got chosen over the many truly talented anglers in the SRRKC -- perhaps it was because of the wide range of species I had caught during the year (pickerel, large yellow perch, huge white perch, landlocked salmon, brook trout, striper, spot, bluefish, croaker, large redfish, speckled trout, spanish mackerel, shad and probably others). Or maybe it had something to do with the Rio beach photos I posted periodically.
I am certainly not the best or most active fisherman in my club, but it was a nice honor.
I look forward to getting back out on the water soon to add some fish to the 2009 totals.