Fishin' with Rick
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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 1975

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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 my ninth  year of record keeping -- the 1975 fishing log (there was no fishing log for 1974, and I really don't think I did any fishing at all that year with college and other interests occupying my time.)  My records for this year consist of only 3 reports in May. Since I was pretty meticulous about keeping records I don't think I did much fishing this year either, though I don't really recall now as I look back about 30 years later. I was in college during this year and doing a lot of backpacking and bicycling with the Terrapin Trail Club.

Loch Raven

Mark Trent (Trail Club) and I under #2 bridge to right of piling on left. 10 am - 2 pm.

Total catch: 135 crappies

Loch Raven

Dad and Rick. #2 bridge. Right of piling on left. 4 hours fishing.

Total catch: 106 crappies

Loch Raven

Dad and Rick. #2 bridge. Right of piling on left. Less than 3 hours fishing time. 9:15 am - Noon.

Total catch: 175 craps!!!

And so ends my old fishing log. It warms my heart to realize that this last fishing day with Dad was such a memorable day. We never fished together again as far as I recall as our lives went in different directions. I soon graduated from college, got a job, got married and life goes on.....

I resumed my fishing logs when I started my webpage in 1998 and have continued them since then as an on-line fishing journal.