Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014---A YEAR TO GIVE THANKS

2014 was a tough year for the Daly family. It started out when my mom had some issues with cancer. Luckily, God watched out for her and all turned out great. As most know, I had problems with blood clots in my lungs and almonst took a turn for the worst! Now, have a breathing issue so hopefully that also gets resolved. My dad also had the beginning stage of cancer but is now doing fine. So, God really watched out for the Daly's in 2014! As far a fishing goes, 2014 was another great year. The season started out in February heading to Murchison Falls, Uganda for monster Nile Perch. This was one of the top trips I have ever taken and highly recommend it to all. I saw more wildlife in the Murchison Falls National Park then I dreamed of. The Nile Perch fishing was great as I landed a 100lbs. I had a few chilling moments, especially when a hippo rammed into our boat and his head entered a few feet from me. Also we got charged by a few elephants but motored away. Well, that is the price you pay for fishing in the jungle. I definately will visit Murchison again. In April I returned to visit my favorite fishery in the world, La Zona, in Argentina. The was my 8th trip and was indeed yet another great year for monster golden dorado. Had a great time going to a local tackle store in Buenos Aires with friends Fany Salas and Matias Pavoni. I am heading back in October 2015 with hopes of landing a golden dorado over 60lbs. In September, I fished out of Gary LaRose's Pumice Creek Lodge along with 2 great friends. Pumice Creek Lodge is located on the Alaska Peninsula about an hour flight from King Salmon. The fishing for silvers was absolutely crazy. Catches over 70 silvers per person were normal. Char fishing at Lava Creek was insane as we all stopped counting after each of us released over 100 char around noon! I already have plans on returning next September to battle those monster silvers which will make my 27th straight year! Later in September, I went to Yellow Lake in Webster, WI for my annual walleye fishing trip. I again visited longtime friend, Bernie Meyer. Walleye fishing was good and the freezer is full of filets. Will definately be heading back this spring and fall. In later November, I returned to Thailand along wiht 4 great friends. We fished with new outfitter, BKK John, who was great. Thailand is rapidly becoming one of my top destinations worldwide. The fishing is unbelievalbe for monster species such as arapaima,Mekong catfish, redtail catfish, snakeheads, Siamese Carp, and many many others. Hopefully I return soon. This coming year should present more great adventures and monster fish! I am heading to the remote jungles of Suriname in March with hopes of landing monster catfish. As mentioned am heading back to Alaska in September and Argentina in October. Plus plan to get in some local USA fishing. GOD BLESS EVERYONE AND HAVE A HEALTHY/ PROSPEROUS 2015! HAPPY NEW YEARS!!</div>


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