Saturday, February 19, 2011

I'm a slacker, I know.

  Ok I know I have been neglecting my own blog. It's not because there hasn't been enough going on to write about. Because there has been and still is alot going on. Maybe thats the problem just to busy to keep up. Maybe I'm just making excuses for my slackness. Anyway, I will try to get caught up and get back on track.
   This winter has been a whirl wind of events. One of the things that has really occupied alot of my time has been my "real" job. As much as I hate to admit I have one of those to help fund this fishing habit I have. The guiding buisness is good but just not that good,yet.
    I have not really been on the water much due to work and honestly this winter has been just too damn cold. Did fish in an artificial only trout tournament with Kris and eight other kayakers against a field of boats. The Norfolk Anglers club put this event on and with alot of great sponsors made this first ever tournament a great event. No one bothered to tell the fish to cooperate that day. (more excuses)
    From there Ruthless Fishing attended the Richmond Fishing Expo for the fifth year in a row. Cory and I spent the next three days at our booth sharing our kayak fishing passion and even shared some tips and technigues in our seminars. This was my first year doing this show as a tackle rep and Daiwa endorsed guide. So I also had to split up my time working in the Green Top Sporting Goods booth waving two other flags! Can only imagine how the Pro Anglers with all those sponsors keep that many flags waving. Also this winter our house got a new sponsor, Kris has been added to the Pink Fishing Pro staff. Pink Fishing is a company sharing breast cancer awareness with the fishing community with a clothing line that gives a percentage to breast cancer cure research. I'm so proud and excited for her!!!

   Speaking of Kris, probably my greatest moment of this winter is when I asked her to marry me last week. Knowing that I have found the person I want to fish with the rest of my life I thought there would be no other way to see if she could really put up with me for a long time than to ask her to marry me. Wedding plans to follow. You can believe it will be on the water.
 Now its time to get ready for winter show #2 in Greensboro NC next week....


  1. Nice post Mark. And congrats on the engagement!

  2. Keep it up bro. Looking forward to the summer!