Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is laying low at the Fish Wrap for a few days of R&R before heading down to the Rogue River bay for a weekend of meat fishing.
Chinook and perhaps a coho with a missing fin, as long as it’s big enough.
Fish the bay for meat./Need fillets for the smoker./Bay trolling fills it.
For you few Haiku Monday virgins still out there, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazilian style about the outdoors, with a few bad forms of old Japanese poetry tossed in as the schtick.
Cuz you need a schticks/To stand out in blogosphere./Too much noise on web.
Fish Hack goes through a few killing fits annually, with one the last weekend in September. That’s when Hack and bud Brian have been making a point to troll the bay for chinook and coho.
Two years ago had a 30-fish day. Last year was one bite, but a 30-pounder in the box.
Expect this year to be somewhere in betweeen.
Trolling big anchovies with the Rogue bait rig set-up is the only way to go. Ask bud Jim Carey from the Rogue Outdoor Store to save a few trays of the big ‘uns for us.
The only thing better than a ‘nook trying to jerk your rod out of your hands comes in November, when Hack fly-fishes for chinook at the mouth of Elk River.Epic takes, for sure.