Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack has hung up the rain gear for the season and pulled out the flip flops, even though spring’s supposed to be almost two weeks away.
No snow to speak of/Mid-70s days not good/To this steelhead bum
For you few Haiku Monday virgins out these, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazilian style about the outdoors and whatever else comes to mind, with a little bit of bad Japanese poetry sprinkled in as the schtick to stick out in the Crapland known as the blogosphere.
What’s sticking out these days are crocuses and other flowers that should be in the dirt in early March. But the weather has been so balmy that everhthing’s early out of the ground.
But it comes at a price. With no snow, that means no water for snowfed streams that spawning steelhead rely on.
Fish need cold water./Snow makes the cold water flow./Brutal snowpack sucks.
But the adult winter steelhead keep coming, making 2015 the latest example of how drought hurts fish but is good for fishing.
Hack’s most recent float on the fave stretch of the upper Rogue yielded five adults, including one big buck pushing 30 inches and 11 pounds.
Just as relevant, however, was the 68 degree temperature when it hit a new Mag 3.0 plug.
Hot fish, hot weather/Prefer to wear the rain gear/Need a normal year.