View Full Version : January One Fish Per Month Challenge

01-03-2010, 04:26 PM
January 2009 was pretty brutal for fishing, and 2010 is starting out the same way. Let's try to get out there and provide some substance for this thread this month. Good luck to all.

Hope everyone has a wonderful 2010!

David Knapp
01-03-2010, 05:25 PM
It is starting to be hard to get motivated to fish as cold as it is...guess I'll have to get out though and catch a fish sometime soon...

01-03-2010, 05:35 PM
Trying to hit the Harpeth next weekend, if anyone is interested.

01-03-2010, 08:39 PM

This is no time to run low on motivation! Two more months and we've got 24 in a row and then the really fun fishing starts up again. :biggrin:

Get out there and hunt 'em down, Brother!

01-04-2010, 08:32 AM
I managed to get out some on Saturday and was handed my first skunking of the year. I'm glad to have gotten that out of my system on the first trip.
I'll be up in Ohio deer hunting next weekend. My dad's been catching some fish through the ice this past week. I might have to give that a shot for my January fish.

01-04-2010, 04:49 PM
Or you could try to get a steelie for your first fish, however as cold as it is you might be fishing through ice there too.

01-11-2010, 10:46 AM

01-11-2010, 10:58 AM
Nice fish. Looks like he's been finding something to eat!

01-12-2010, 12:29 AM
now thats a first fish of the year, or just FISH OF THE YEAR! most fish i catch would be food for that thing except for a couple smallies and that would be a fight i'd pay to see.

01-15-2010, 08:30 PM
I talked my boss into letting me off early today, and a friend Jack took me out in his boat in the Harbour River fishing for reds. I ended up catching 7 and had another that came off. Jack caught three, including the bigest at 29 inches. I picked this 27 inch fish because it was the best picture. My biggest today was a 28 incher. Not bad for January 15th, that cold front finally broke and the water temp warmed up a couple of degrees.


Carolina Boy
01-15-2010, 09:57 PM
Looks like the color of a brand new penny, big spot on her too! Sweet fish sir! Man I love reds!

01-16-2010, 06:36 PM
First fish of the year, and first fish on my new TFO 3wt.
Rainbow, Apple Creek Wooster Ohio, Jan 16th 2010. Chartruse egg pattern.


01-16-2010, 08:53 PM
Jan 16th, Clinch River, #20 blood midge

2 of many.



01-16-2010, 10:10 PM
2 from Raven Fork.

Scott Spencer
01-18-2010, 04:09 PM
Finally got out on the home waters yesterday and came up with some nice fish. Brought a total of 6 to net with two at 14" long and 8" diameter. Here is the second one.



01-18-2010, 07:18 PM
clear creek ky
redheaded x fly

nice not to have to fight the ice and cold for a change. first fish of the year. water was up and muddy, tied some bright and shiny flies and went with my buddy then got happy meals. wish it was a wild fish though, maybe feb.


something happend to the camera dates mess up everytime i charge it

01-24-2010, 08:56 AM
Hiwassee River 1/23/10, cdc bwo.


01-24-2010, 05:07 PM
Nice Fish, and nice hat! lol

You from Chattanooga? I live down the street from Hair of the Dog.

David Knapp
01-24-2010, 05:37 PM
Little River brown on a wooly bugger...


01-24-2010, 05:51 PM
Beautiful, David. Must have gotten in ahead of the rain.

David Knapp
01-24-2010, 11:56 PM
Thanks...actually got it last weekend but haven't had my computer until now to upload the pic...

01-25-2010, 08:27 AM
You from Chattanooga?

I'm not. My wife an I enjoy the area and go there when we need a getaway. We ended up at the Hair fo the Dog last trip. Had a few too many and felt the hat was appropriate.

01-31-2010, 01:15 PM
Alas, all good things come to an end. My streak of 22 months of OFPM ends this month. Two valiant tries but timing was just not on my side this month (one trip with ice shelves along the stream and one trip with roiling water even in Anthony Creek). Here's hoping Rachel can sneak in on the last day and keep David company. And good luck to dalerio in hot pursuit.

February starts a new streak.

01-31-2010, 05:44 PM
I did sneak one in here on Sunday. Finally we had some weather that was worth getting out in. Sorry for the end of your streak, but I know you'll be back in February.

1/31/10 Spring Creek AL - #14 Y2K


01-31-2010, 08:19 PM
Nicely done, Rachel. Keep up the good work. (David needs the challenge.) :rolleyes:

01-31-2010, 11:48 PM
i thought i was done too. frozen fly line and tippets and high muddy water. i just wish they was all wild ones........ good luck to all

this makes me want to get out even when i know i shouldn't, any outside time this time of year is better than none.

02-06-2010, 05:12 PM
Here are the results for January. We lost one of our leaders this month thanks to the crazy weather we had. Let me know if there are any discrepancies.


02-11-2010, 08:38 PM
Sorry, a little late. This was around Lancaster on the Caney Fork on January 18.


02-11-2010, 09:13 PM
Nice! Looks healthy. Lancaster used to be kind of tough before all the generation.

02-12-2010, 11:12 AM
BRF, yeh it can be hit or miss. I like it because its not as crowded but I've left there a few times scratching my head as to why nothing seemed to work. When I went there the other day, brown/olive zebras seemed to work on a few.

You and I met once down there. You had one of your dogs but you were leaving because your dog wouldn't let you fish. :biggrin: Mine's the same way too. I guess I'll have to wait until she's a little bit older.

02-13-2010, 09:33 AM
Ah yes! I remember that. It was my first day going anywhere but below the dam or the steps. I was certain that Geirach was going to wade out of the water and slap me for be such a lousy fly fisherman. I was praying I didn't see any real fishermen until I had a chance to figure some things out. Yeah, the dog acted like a complete jack@## that day. He now stays in the cherokee, if he goes at all. I've tied a few olive midges and will give them a shot.