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Wilde About Texas: Record-breaking fishing
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A Waco man hopes to catch his 366th fish of the year Saturday.
The catch will help him achieve his goal of catching at least one fish for each day this past full year.
Keith Miller said daily fishing keeps him active and calm. He has a Facebook page full of pictures of his catches since last April.
"I try to catch as many as I can because I like it, I love it. I mean it's so much fun getting out for me,” Miller said.
Though others may not understand his quest to catch a fish every day for a year, he continues to fish daily.
Not even weather conditions, including record breaking heat and drought, could stop him from achieving his goal this past year.
"Fishing in the heat is one thing but having boat ramps close, that's tough. With the hot weather, a lot of the small ponds dried up, a lot of small creeks dried up," Miller said.
Miller’s other goal is to let kids know Texas is a great place to fish.
"We've got a lot of kids that are hooked to video games, computer games and TV right now. There are other opportunities out there. We've got a big state. We've got over 5,000 water bodies here, a lot of great opportunities to get out and fish," Miller said. “When most folks think of Texas they don't think of fishing but this is one of the best places to go fishing, it really is.”
Miller invites others to join him Saturday at Texas Parks and Wildlife in Waco as he catches his 366th fish. Even after he meets his goal, Miller said he'll continue catching fish.