View Full Version : MARCH One fish per month challenge!

03-01-2008, 01:46 AM
Alright folks time to lay the ground rules for this challenge.

Here's the rules:

1) You must submit one photo of your favorite, largest, best, catch every month. Multiple fish can be submitted but submit it in the from of one picture ie; a stringer.

2) You must include the date of the catch and fall within that designated month! However there has to be a deadline in order to make the tallying easier. So you will have till the last day of the month by midnight! That will keep things rolling smothly on the streak tally system! Be honest guys, we know we all have several billion pictures of fish lying around the computer, walls, and anywhere else they can be stashed.

3) You must include the type of tackle used. Considering the nature of this entire forum let's keep it "FLY ONLY". However, we don't want to push the spin fisherman out of this challenge. So I will try to keep things seperated within the tally system. Just make sure to tell us whether your fish was caught on spin gear or on the fly.

4) You must include the tributary or tailwater the fish was caught within. Let's protect the fish in doing so guys. Just give the name of the tributary and not your honey hole including GPS coordinates. Your protecting your honey and protecting the fish by doing so.

5) You can include, a short form report of how the fish was caught ie; techniques. After all, this forum is about learning.

6) You can include any fish within this challenge. Bring what you got. Post it and let us glare at your catch!

7) Let's have fun with it guys!

Here's how the tally system will work. We will use the four participant's from the month of Febuary as an example.

ACinEastTN-1 month streak
mtnman2888-1 month streak
Plateau Angler-1 month streak
Fishermansfly-1 month streak

Were cleaning the slate with this one, and we will start the challenge now for the month of March 2008 and keep it going. Now let's say were 12 month's into this thing and there is only one person who has kept the challenge going. Then lets say that one person didn't catch a fish for his 13 month. We will keep his record atop the tally system for all to see until he/she is surpassed. This will be seperate from the ongoing tally system so that that one person atop the tally system can start all over.

Here's what that will look like:

ACinEastTN-12 month streak
mtnman2888-11 month streak
Plateau Angler-11 month streak
Fishermansfly-9 month streak
ACinEastTN-1 month streak

After another entry from either mtnman or plateau that will put them ahead of AC and he will be removed from the leader of the challenge.

What's the purpose of this you may ask. It's to have fun and see how many hard core fisherman we have on this board! It's all about fun and it's no competition...Even if you don't play along every month, feel free to post your picture! Just remember to include all of the requirments.

Let's get this thing going...Get those flash's glowing!


03-01-2008, 01:52 AM
If this thing takes off can we see about making the ground rules a sticky? Let's work the kinks out first before we do...If this month goes well and the participation is there I'll ask again. That way the rules are always up top and are locked making them uncapable of change. If you can think of anything to make this better or easier let me know!

Also guys, the tallying won't begin until the following day of the end of that particular month! In other words, the tallying will begin until the end of March 08' at midnight. Since I didn't realize I posted so late in the month of Febuary, this will give everyone ample time to get a true month of fishing in to post thier catch. We will make things fair so that everyone starts with a nice clean one month slate! Going back to the rules. The tallying will begin the day after. So on March 31st, 2008 at midnight all of the post's should be in to get your tally mark! I will try and get the tallies up the following day, or in other words on April 1st, 2008 and keep it going the exact same way month after month!

03-01-2008, 11:47 AM
Ok, count me in... now hmm, well it is March 1st!!!! Soo I suppose any chances for February are out for me. Wait.. I may have a picture form a trip last month. I'll have to dig and see. I'll let ya' know.

03-01-2008, 05:31 PM
I didn't read the rules in the March post until after I'd put up my Feb photo.


03-01-2008, 06:46 PM
I've didn't realize until it was too late. I posted it with 2 days left in the month of Febuary! The actual challenge starts now...Clean slate for everyone! This Challenge starts today March 1st, 2008. That way everyone has the whole month to get it going!

The deadline to get your picture in every month will be the last day of tha given month until midnight! The streaks will be tallied from that point on!

Brian Griffing
03-02-2008, 09:41 AM
I am usually fishing alone and don't carry a camera with me (just more gear to lose or break.) So anyway, can I submit a notarized sketch?
I swear that thing was the size of my leg!

03-03-2008, 12:24 PM
Saturday March 1st Clinch River Brown:

"Good Friday" Clinch River Rainbow 03.21.2008

03-04-2008, 09:32 PM
I hope this is not my LAST fish of the month, but with the crazy weather who knows so I will go ahead and post. Caught last Saturday, March 1 on the Elk River with a sz 20 Adams. I got a spot of water on my lens...thankfully his spots were bright enough to show through!

milligan trout degree
03-16-2008, 08:37 PM
Caught March 9th on the s. holston. Bead head blue wing olive nymph. I haven't been able to get back on the water in a while. I'm itching to get a chance though!


03-16-2008, 10:08 PM
Quil Gordon #18

Got a new camera and it survived. Decided to run up to Tremont with dad at the last minute, and we're glad we did. Fishing wasn't exactly on fire, but it was good enough with some sporadic blue quils. It should be lights out soon! Maybe later this week ... ? See ya'll on the streams.


Paula Begley
03-17-2008, 09:32 AM

I just saw your post about making a sticky regarding the rules. Let me know if you want me to do that for April.


03-18-2008, 11:13 AM
Yes, lets go ahead and make the rules a sticky! If there are any changes you see need made please do so! Wanted to check participation out before making a "Silly" sticky! I'm getting ready to post mine and I'm sure there will be several more follow!


03-18-2008, 11:38 AM
Not much for show and tell, but hey, I've got my brother in law back into the game and have spent alot of time getting him re geared and putting my knowledge in his head!:eek: :cool: :biggrin:

South Holston, Midge, caught Sunday March 16th, 2008


Tight Lines as always!

03-18-2008, 06:43 PM
Nice fish Brett,
I caught a nice rainbow on the clinch with one of the nymph's that you gave me. It was very windy after that, so it shortened my time on the water.
Thanks again for the flies.

03-27-2008, 01:48 AM
5 days left! I know you guys got a shot or two of some fish from this month! Where's my fellow addicts at?


03-27-2008, 04:44 AM
Here is a fiesty rainbow that i caught last weekend in the pisgah nf. It came out of the water 3 times and attacked my nymph.

Wild Stream in Pisgah NF
Saturday, March 22
Abrams Creek Searcher Nymph


03-27-2008, 07:23 PM

03-27-2008, 07:24 PM
Caught and released tellico river 3/26/08.

03-27-2008, 07:35 PM
Caught this little guy in a local pond yesterday. I have been working on some deerhair bugs and wanted to try them out. It was warm but really windy but I pulled in 2 in about 30 mins. I missed several others, I think I was trying to set the hook too quick. It was fun, can't wait for the spring spawn. I am coming to Townsend this weekend and I am hoping to have some trout pictures to load on Monday!


03-27-2008, 09:39 PM
Here's the first fish I caught this month. Also, first fish on a fly I tied!


David Knapp
03-27-2008, 09:41 PM
Here is a fish I caught on March 13 although I reserve the right to change this picture if I catch a nice trout before the end of the month...:cool:


03-27-2008, 09:45 PM

Fried this one up with some potatoes!!

03-27-2008, 11:17 PM
PA, absolutely! thats a nice fish in itself! JWebb, photobucket seems like a mess to deal with....If your wanting just the picture to show up on your post just use the IMG URL CODE...It's the last one on the bottom! That way it just posts your picture and you don't have to link out! I still manage to use the wrong code everytime I post, I always have to edit my post's after I've already submitted my post and find out it's just a link!

Hope that helps buddy!

Jeff, Nice rod bro! I likey!

Hope the hits keep on comin!

03-28-2008, 01:06 PM

03-28-2008, 01:07 PM
Caught and released at Tellico. The fish I mean. I kept the wife.

03-28-2008, 01:17 PM
Ha! Leaving wives streamside could potentially end in divorce! However, if your Byron....Your a lucky guy, cuz she'll hang as long as you want her too! Nice bow!


03-28-2008, 01:37 PM
Jwebb, Another suggestion for the "one fish per month challenge": If you look at the original post you created, there is an edit button at the bottom. Anytime you want to add something else to the overall thread (another picture or more text), instead of creating a new post, just hit edit and add what you want to your original post (see my posting, I added a second fish). It keeps the thread clean and easy to follow. That way you can build a "stringer" of fish pictures that you caught over the month. Just a suggestion, not trying to be picky or anal. Just helping out :biggrin:

drag line
03-28-2008, 03:10 PM
3-14-08 Watts Bar Lake on a electric chicken fly


03-28-2008, 11:43 PM
I was running out of month! Finally caught 'em hitting the dries on Lynn Camp.
This one was in the 7-8" range. Not a lunker but lots of fun.

03-29-2008, 09:41 AM
Here's my entry:


Not the biggest I caught on this last trip, but probably the best picture...it's my new wallpaper at work.

03-29-2008, 10:53 AM
Here's an 18" rainbow from Little River caught on a small streamer 3/14.


03-29-2008, 05:02 PM
Holy cow! Nuff said.

03-30-2008, 04:47 PM
Above Elkmont, on a 16 yellow stimulator


http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/40764/2251661270098335993S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2251661270098335993DPQoax)

03-30-2008, 08:28 PM
South Holston
Bead Head Pheasant Tail

Finally had my camera with me this month.

03-31-2008, 07:30 PM
How do you attach the picture files for the thread?


03-31-2008, 09:22 PM

Check out Paula's post on attaching pictures at the first item under Website and Message Board. Follow her instructions and you'll be posting in no time.

03-31-2008, 10:39 PM
This one is not much compared to some of the other fish, but its a nice rainbow for the park. I caught it Friday around tremont on a #16 Adams.


03-31-2008, 10:40 PM
sorry still figuring this post stuff out.


03-31-2008, 10:44 PM

March 22 on the Holston.. Caught on a black streamer...


03-31-2008, 11:43 PM
Does this count?


Boca Grande, FL
March 24, 2008
Spin Road

04-01-2008, 12:31 AM

No designated leader as of yet, it's a 18 way tie!
__________________________________________________ ______________
ACinEastTN-1 month streak
ALflygirl-1 month streak
celticangler-1 month streak
drag line-1 month streak
fishermansfly-1 month streak
ijsouth-1 month streak
Jeffnles1-1 month streak
JWebb541-1 month streak
JimmyC-1 month streak
Marmot-1 month streak
MickinMS-1 month streak
miligan trout degree-1 month streak
mjenki14-1 month streak
mmorgan135-1 month streak
mtnman2888-1 month streak
nvr2L8-1 month streak
Plateau Angler-1 month streak
UofMontanaAlum-1 month streak

18 beautiful fish caught on the fly!
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mjenki14-1 month streak
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mjenki14-1 month streak

Yes, your fish will absolutely do. I jealous of the scenery and the t-shirt!
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If I've left any one out please let me know...I had a few problems getting this posted. I'll be double checking it again! Good start to get this thing going!


04-01-2008, 10:41 AM
I did catch a rainbow on one of your nymphs the day after you stopped over at my house.
If I need to get a picture to be in the running then I will just have to go back and catch him again.

thanks again,

04-01-2008, 04:38 PM
Gimme a pic! Gotta have one to put you in the running! End of the month is the deadline but I'm sure the guys won't mind this time!:cool: :p


04-02-2008, 08:08 PM
Time for the April thread?

04-03-2008, 11:57 AM
I don't have the pic, so I will have to lose out on this month.
I do have a nice little brown that I caught yesterday on the Clinch that I will post for April.