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Rick, Jr.

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Rick (Rich), Sr.
June 25, 1925 - January 2, 2002
We miss ya', Dad.

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Rick (Ricky), III

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I stopped keeping my logs on the website but started adding them occasionally on my Facebook Page.

Here are my older fishing logs:
2005 Fishing Log
2004 Fishing Log
2003 Fishing Log
2002 Fishing Log
2001 Fishing Log(
2000 Fishing Log (58 trips)
1999 Fishing Log(83 trips!)_
1998 Fishing Log (109 trips!)
1975 Fishing Log
1973 Fishing Log coming soon
1972 Fishing Log
1971 Fishing Log
1970 Fishing Log
1969 Fishing Log (slim pickin's)
1968 Fishing Log (46 trips!)
1967 Fishing Log( 111 trips!)
1966 Fishing Log(67 trips!)


In the good 'ol days it was just dad and me. We have the same name but everyone called dad 'Rich' and they called me Ricky. That worked well although I preferred Rick to Ricky. Dad seemed to be Rich all along and that was ok with him. Now things got a little complicated about 18 years ago when another Rick came along. My son is 'Rick' also although we tried calling him 'Ricky' but he didn't like that any more than I do. So the point of all this is that Rick could be just about anyone, but when it comes to fishin' Rick means me and the other two Ricks. Confused?

Rick is a genuine fish'n nut. One of the many benefits of being part of a Ricksom is that our collection of Fishing in Maryland Awards are all in the name -- Richard Holt. "Hmm! I wonder which Rick caught that 5 lb. 2 oz pickerel?"  My dad and I actually have a few of those award citations for which we haven't a clue who actually caught the fish! Must have been me. 8-) My son, Rick, started his collection of Award Citations this summer with a big White Perch he caught. Had it made out to Rick Holt III, sneaky little guy!

My favorite fishing is for Chain Pickerel in the tidewater of the upper Chesapeake. Click here for some pickerel fishing tips.

Fishing Log 1966

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At some point in my childhood my dad and I began fishing together. I don't recall exactly how long ago it was when we got serious about our fishing, but by 1966 when I was 16 years old I began keeping a fishing log. What follows here is that 1966 fishing log:

Date Place Fish Caught Bait Notes
4/?/66 Dundee Creek Perch(?#), Chain Pickerel 2 1/4 lb. Minnows  
4/?/66 Dunee Creek Perch(?#), Chain Pickerel 2 lb. & 2 1/4 lb. Minnows  
5/?/66 Dundee Creek Perch(12) Minnows  
5/7/66 Dundee Creek Perch(?#), Chain Pickerel 2 1/4 lb. Minnows  
5/8/66 Dundee Creek Perch(7), Catfish(12), Chain Pickerel 2 1/4 lb. Minnows Warm water
5/14/66 Dundee Creek Catfish(3), Yellow Perch(70), White Perch(3), Crappies(2), Bluegill(3), Eels(1) Minnows Warm water, crappies 11" &12" citation fish
5/19/66 Dundee Creek Perch(20), Catfish(1) Minnows 11 3/4" perch, very high tide, spinner effective.
5/21/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(42), White Perch(5) Minnows Returned as many as kept.
5/29/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(7), Catfish(1) Minnows Heavy weeds, warm water.
5/30/66 Dundee Creek Catfish(1), Yellow Perch(3), Chain Pickerel(2  lb.) Minnows Heavy weeds, cool water, fished in sparce weeds.
6/4/66 Millers Island area Small white and Yellow Perch, 1 small rock, a few bluegills Bloodworms Rough water, Got a strike on a large spoon.
6/11/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(6), Eel(1) Minnows Weedy, low tide, windy, warm water
6/13/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(1), White Perch(1) Minnows, Spoon Weedy, windy, white perch on spoon.
6/16/66 Loch Raven 1 turtle everything Lousy!
6/17/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(8), White Perch(1) Minnows High tide, windy, guess who missed a big one?
6/19/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(12) Minnows  
6/21/66 Worster'sr Bluegill(1) Worms  
6/23/66 Mr. John's Pier, Back River Yellow Perch(1), Eel(1), and two unknown fish probably types of minnows. Worms  
7/3/66 Mr. John's Pier, Back River Catfish(1), Small white perch(3) Peelers, Bloodworms Hot!
7/10/66 Dundee Creek Catfish(1), Bluegill(a large one!), loads of small bluegill, caught something that could have been a small herring or shad and another got away. Bloodworms, night crawlers Small hooks with long shanks for bluegills under an ordinary bobber rig.
7/12/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(3) Minnows Lee Ann went.
7/18/66 Dundee Creek Catfish(1), Yellow Perch(1), approx. 25 bluegills Worms Threw all fish back.
7/19/66 Dundee Creek Chain Pickerel(1) Minnows 3 lb. 8 oz. 22 1/2 inch citation.
7/21/66 Dundee Creek White Perch(1), Yellow Perch(1), approx. 100 bluegills Minnows, bloodworms Low tide, threw all fish back
7/23/66 Dundee Creek White Perch(8), Yellow Perch(1), Bluegill(7 good ones and loads of small ones) Bloodworms, minnows low tide
7/30/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(4), bluegills Minnows Bass strike on frog, cut minnows for bluegills
7/31/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(1), a few bluegills Minnows, peelers, manoes outgoing tide
8/6/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(1), Bluegill(1) Minnows Fair tide, weedy
8/11/66 Wye River A few white perch and rock and toadfish, one large bluegill Manoes  
8/19/66 Chesapeake Bay probably near Bay Shore light Perch, Spot, Bluegills, and toadfish Bloodworms, spot Evening fishing
8/21/66 Chesapeake Bay probably near Bay Shore light Perch, Spot, Bluegills, Catfish(15"), Toadfish Manoes Early morning start
8/24/66 Wye Rive Rock(13 keepers & approx. 25 undersized), White perch(2 small ones), 11 1/4" alewife, toadfish, and some small spot. Manoes Fished by piling, ordinary bottom rig, on water at daybreak.
8/29/66 Craig Hill Light White Perch(25 large ones), some small spot, one keeper rock and some undersized ones, toadfish. Manoes Fair weather, left side of light, threw back as many as kept.
8/30/66 Craig Hill Light White Perch(23 including a 9 7/8"), few small spot and rock, some toads Manoes Windy, early start, fished close to light.
9/4/66 Wye River Rock(3 keepers, approx. 25 undersized), few spot, toadfish, one large alewife Manoes Very early start, windy, some sprinkles
9/11/66 Wye River Rock(5 keepers, 10-15 undersized), some spot, one white perch and some toads Manoes Fair weather, early start, drift fishing effective.
9/17/66 Craig Hill Light White Perch(22, threw some back), some spot and toads and one eel Manoes Citation White Perch, calm, fished out past light, late morning start
9/22/66 Chesapeake Bay near Bayshore Light and Craig Hill Light White Perch(26), Catfish(3), one spot and one small rock Manoes Windy, thunderstorm, fished bouys 18-19B and light between the islands
9/23/66 Chesapeake Bay near Pleasure Island White Perch(25), Bluefish(1), one small spot and 3 small rock Manoes and minnows Very windy, bluefish hit minnow, circled Hart Ilsand looking for yellows, some whites while drifting between Pleasure Island and Ft. Howard Barges
10/3/66 Chesapeake Bay near Bay Shore light Some whites and one cat Manoes, soft crab Used soft crab that we caught in deep hole.
10/5/66 Wye River 1 small rock Manoes Early rain, windy
10/6/66 Chesapeake Bay near Bay Shore ligh 5 keeper rock, few white perch Peelers Night fishing, fished by light.
10/7/66 Chesapeake Bay near Bay Shore Light one small rock and a few white perch Peelers Night fishing
10/9/66 Wye River White perch(36 medium, 11 large approx. 10", 2 citation size), Rock(3, one about 16") Manoes, minnows Tried for yellows with no success, went up wye narrows and found whites while drifting out to right of piling in deep water.
10/16/66 Wye River White Perch(2) Manoes, minnows windy, drifted all over to right of piling and in Wye narrows but too fast.
10/21/66 Chesapeake Bay near Bayshore light One white perch and one keeper rock Peelers Night fishing by light, in by 10:30 pm
10/28/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(6) Minnows Calm, still weedy, skinny fish
10/28/66 Chesapeake Bay near Bayshore light Rock(one 12"), Catfish(one 16", 1 1/2 lb.), white perch(1) Peelers Night fishing, calm, very bright, used Bill's boats and Gail's baits, back before midnight, rock out past light.
10/29/66 Chesapeake Bay near Bayshore light White Perch(6) manoes Late morning start, wind picked up
11/1/66 Wye River Yellow Perch(2, one of 11 3/4"), plenty of toads Manoes, minnows Windy, perch in narrows
11/6/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(6 w/ roe) Minnows Windy, fished edge of weedbed to left of boat livery,10am-3pm
11/9/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(2 w/roe, threw back about 5 small ones) Minnows Mild, fair tide, next to same weedbed by sticks, perch 11 3/4" and 10 3/4"
11/10/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(5 w/roe), Bass(one of 15" and 1 1/2 lb) Minnows Rainy, perch 8-10", by same weedbed, bass caught on minnow, 8:30-2:30
11/18/66 Gas and Electric bulkhead some nibbles Minnows Rainy
11/20/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(5) Minnows Windy, cold, low tide, 10-3 pm, fished edge of same weedbed.
11/21/66 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(6 good ones), Bass( one of 10 1/2") Minnows Fair, cold, good tide, fished deep for bigger fish
11/22/66 Gas and Electric Bulkhead White Perch( 4 small ones) Minnows 2pm - 5pm, close to shore, fair
11/23/66 Choptank Pier Yellow Perch(14 1/4",13",13",12 1/2",12",12",10",9") Minnows Bottom fished minnows, fair weather, those were only half the fish caught, also fished Linchester Lake, 1 small perch, Award Perch today.
11/27/66 Wye River 2 nibbles Minnows Fished all along shore in wye narrows, even drifted over deep hole
12/4/66 Gas and Electric Bulkhead Yellow Perch(1) Minnows Boats froze in at dundee, fished off of point, saw 2 yellow perch caught in cove next to bridge
12/9/66 Gas and Electric Bulkhead Yellow Perch(1) Minnows Fair weather, along closest side of bulkhead
12/11/66 Gas and Electric Bulkhead some nibbles Minnows very windy, cold, along closest side of buldhead
12/16/66 Gas and Electric Bulkhead nibbles Minnows Fair weather, good tide, fished from point, saw two large perch caught.
12/21/66 Gas and Electric Bulkhead lost some bait minnows low tide, some snow on ground, saw some bass caught on mepps
12/22/66 Seneca Creek Chain Pickerel(25" that was 2 1/2 lb, 15", 16") Minnows Caught on June Bug spinner with minnow on plain bobber rig
12/23/66 Seneca Creek Chain Pickerel( 5, largest 5lb 2 oz, and 5 lb, 1 oz.) Minnows Caught in cove next to power plant, two award pickerel, used spreader, incoming tide best
12/27/66 Gas and Electric Bulkhead nothing Minnows and lures Lowest tide in 6 years, windy, cold, fished from metal bulkhead.

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