Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack has 11 down and one to go in the quest to catch an adult steelhead each month for a year along one stretch of the Rogue River, Hack’s home waters.
Drew McLemore of Medford put the hurt to a 26-inch winter recently, chalking April off Hack’s calendar that has a checkmark for steelhead every month since June.
Hack has May to go./Year-round steelhead on home stream./That’s why Hack lives here.
For you few Haiku Monday virgins out there, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazilian style about the outdoors and whatever the hell else comes to mind, along with some bad forms of old Japanese poetry sprinkled in as a schtick.
This-here year-round steelheading didn’t get rolling undil December, when Hack realized he put a steelhead in the driftboat every month since June, when the first summer steelhead of the season bent a plug rod.
Since then it’s been more plugs, worms, roe, pink worms, nymphs and streamers all taking care of business.
Steelhead bites galore./Rise to damn near everything./Steelhead come to play.
Gonna have to get out early May for a late winter to get that steelhead out of the way so Fish Hack can focus on turning the eyes into X’s on a few early hatchery spring chinook salmon.
Hatchery springer:/Need one for June’s house-hoat trip./It’s Hack’s bording fee.