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After reviewing my Tidalfish reports during 2010 and checking my photo files, I compiled a month-by-month list of the fish I caught. I caught fish every month in 2010 except for February and December. Ice-cover conditions on the local creeks last February kept me out of play until the final weekend - then I was skunked wading in the frigid water. During December, I have not had an opportunity to fish, and caught only great scenery in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Rio</st1:place>. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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I had quite a few fishing trips this year. A higher proportion of the trips were skunks or low-catching trips. I am sure that some of the reduced catch can be attributed to my skill, but I also think the fish were not biting as well as they have in recent years. I also caught relatively few large fish, like rockfish.<o:p></o:p>
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On a more positive note, I seemed to excel at variety. I caught a total of 29 species throughout the year, including 5 species that were first time catches for me. These are itemized below by month. <o:p></o:p>

Photos are shown for those that are not common local species or are particularly nice fish of those species.

January: Ice fishing in western MD<o:p></o:p>
- bluegill
- yellow perch<o:p></o:p>
- largemouth bass<o:p></o:p>
- warmouth (new species for me) - this is the gold-colored sunfish below
<o:p> Vertebrate Water Fluid Automotive lighting Plastic bottle
Water Fin Fish Fluid Liquid
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<o:p> Vertebrate Sunglasses Smile Fish Sky
Fish Fin Tail Ray-finned fish Marine biology
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February: Nothing<o:p></o:p>
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March: Magothy <o:p></o:p>
- mud shad (new species for me)<o:p></o:p>
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Water Vertebrate Smile Fisherman Outdoor recreation


April: Punta Gorda and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Sarasota</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">FL</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
- snook (new species for me)<o:p></o:p>
- flounder<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> Water Sky Boat Cloud Outdoor recreation
Road surface Asphalt Wood Soil Terrestrial animal
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May: <st1:place w:st="on">Severn River</st1:place> and main bay<o:p></o:p>
- white perch<o:p></o:p>
- rockfish<o:p></o:p>
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June: <st1:place w:st="on">Severn River</st1:place> and main bay<o:p></o:p>
- rockfish<o:p></o:p>
- white perch<o:p></o:p>
- croaker<o:p></o:p>
- spot<o:p></o:p>
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July: - <st1:place w:st="on">Severn River</st1:place> and main bay<o:p></o:p>
- white perch<o:p></o:p>
- bluefish<o:p></o:p>
- rockfish Water Sky Boat Vertebrate Shorts
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- spot<o:p></o:p>
- croaker<o:p></o:p>
Lower Eastern Shore/CBBT - kayak fishing<o:p></o:p>
- flounder<o:p></o:p>
- spot<o:p></o:p>
- croaker <o:p></o:p>
- pinfish <o:p></o:p>
- whiting
- blue crab (on hook and line)<o:p></o:p>
- sea robin<o:p></o:p>
- black sea bass<o:p></o:p>
- bluefish<o:p></o:p>
- pigfish<o:p></o:p>
- gray trout<o:p></o:p>
- puffer<o:p></o:p>
- gray triggerfish (new species for me)

Water Vertebrate Fin Fisherman Fish
Water Lake Outdoor recreation Watercourse Recreation
<o:p> Water Vertebrate Smile Sunglasses Outdoor recreation
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Glove Fish Recreation Personal protective equipment Shotgun
Glove Safety glove Sleeve Wrist Fish
Jeans Trousers Shoe Leg Automotive tire

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<o:p> Road surface Wood Floor Flooring Asphalt
Water Fin Fish Marine biology Aquarium
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<o:p></o:p>August: weekend trip at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Galveston Bay</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">TX</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
- speckled trout<o:p></o:p>
- sand trout<o:p></o:p>
- croaker<o:p></o:p>
- flounder<o:p></o:p>
- redfish<o:p></o:p>
- oyster (live - caught on hook and line and eaten on the boat)

Food Seafood Fish Cuisine Dish
<o:p> Water Vertebrate Fisherman Fish Fin
<o:p> Cloud Water Sky Gesture Sunglasses
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<st1:place w:st="on">Severn River</st1:place> and main bay<o:p></o:p>
- white perch<o:p></o:p>
- bluefish<o:p></o:p>
- rockfish<o:p></o:p>
- cow-nosed ray<o:p></o:p>
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September: <st1:place w:st="on">Severn River</st1:place> and main bay<o:p></o:p>
- white perch<o:p></o:p>
- pickerel<o:p></o:p>
- bluefish<o:p></o:p>
<st1:place w:st="on">Potomac River</st1:place> - Edwards Ferry<o:p></o:p>
- sunfish<o:p></o:p>
- smallmouth bass (new species for me)
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<o:p> Fin Fish Seafood Tail Ray-finned fish
Food Vertebrate Fish Tail Fish products
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October: Severn River, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Magothy</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">River</st1:placeType></st1:place>, and main bay<o:p></o:p>
- bluefish<o:p></o:p>
- rockfish<o:p></o:p>
- white perch

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November: main bay<o:p></o:p>
- rockfish<o:p></o:p>
<st1:place w:st="on">Lake</st1:place> in western MD<o:p></o:p>
- crappie<o:p></o:p>
Fish Bedrock Landscape Electric blue Soil
 

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Nice year in review John. Like the pics and the month to month list of species caught
 

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That's a nice year end review. Fish in 10 out of 12 month is really good. This past winter was awful for trying to get out since everything was frozen. I hope that doesn't happen again this winter.
 

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That's a cool recap, makes me want to do that next year, I can make a calender with notes on H2O temps, areas, baits used, lures, etc. Since I'm always loosing my little black book.
 

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John,

Great number of species! Thanks for putting this together and posting.
For those of you who want to prepare this sort of summary for yourselves, here is how I did it.

1. I did a Tidalfish search for all posts to which I contributed during 2010. Some of them were not related to my own fishing reports, but the others allowed me to remember in which month I caught which types of fish.

2. Most of my digital photos are saved in folders with the date as the folder name. That is the way my photo management software downloads the pictures from the camera, and it makes things pretty easy to track.

3. I did a double check of the photo folders by date in case I had failed to submit a Tidalfish report for a particular outing.

4. The entire process took less than one hour -- it would have been even faster, except that I had to go back and forth between a desktop computer and a laptop to find all the photo files.

It was a fun way to remember many enjoyable trips. I am retiring on Jan 31, which should allow me to have more time and schedule flexibility for even more fishing opportunities in 2011.
 

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Congrats on your upcoming retirement John, as you transition into the next phase of life. You won't be bored. For someone like you who is intellectually curious and multi-talented, the possibilities are endless. Jim
 

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very cool photos and year in review, those were some nice fish caught.
 
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