Re: Most Memorable Fish of 2012
Probably a rainbow trout of 14-15 inches-not in itself all that special, but it came from Colorado's Big Thompson catch and release area on a caddis I tied personally.
I'm used to fishing in a Missouri trout park with easy drifts and stockers that are fairly easy to catch. That fish represented a step up in my abilities as they are much more educated and the faster water is much more challenging.
Second place: A 5-10lb. flathead catfish. Never caught one before and part of fulfiling two long term projects of fishing every county of Kansas and catching as many different species as possible.