D-Wink, left, B-Wink and the Xed-out eye of a big Rogue chinook.
Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is back in the Fish Wrap after a little time trolling the Rogue River Bay, the westernmost leg of Hack’s home waters.
It’s a day chasing meat, and a fruitful one at that.
Turned one chinook’s eyes into X’s and didn’t get in the way of a good bud whacking the biggest Oregon fish of her life.
“Get the net, Fish Hack/And don’t you dare F this up!”./Not Hack’s best moment.
For you Haiku Monday virgins, 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, with some bad forms of old Japanese poetry as the schtick.
Hit the Rogue Bay with buds Dana and Brian Winkler to spin some ‘chovies for big ‘nooks. It’s the annual Fish Hack and B-Wink trip to stock up the freezer with fresh chinook to last thorugh the winter.
This time, B-Wink brought better-half D-Wink, a one-time Alaskan who has put tahe hurt to all sorts of finned critters over the years, but the best she’s done in the bay to date is a little jack salmon.
The trick on getting bay fish to bite is to rig up an anchovy so it does the requisite death spin in the water, imitating a damaged bait fish that’s easy to munch.
Hack whacked a 10-pounder Saturday and B-Wink caught the smallest hatchery coho this side of Munchkin Land.
You call that a fish?/Hack’s ‘nook craps bigger than that./Coho fingerfood.
With a few extra hours of trolling Sunday, the plan was to get D-Wink some Omega-3 Fatty of her own..
Just as the sun creeps over the clearcuts, D-Wink thinks she’s stuck on the bottom. B-Wink is trying to get her to thumb the spool to get the lead out of the rocks.
Good thing she didn’t because it would have lodged in the reel as a big ‘nook swirls and heads toward Tokyo.
D-Wink plays it like a champ and gets it to the boat for Hack to put on a hero net. Except oneself forgets to put the old polarized glasses on.
Thought Hack was about to stab right in front of its face.Turns out it’s the tail. Goosed that fish for a run, the kind of Oh $#!%! Moment that usually leads to a lost fish and a Facebook unfriending.
Luckily, D-Wink put the wood to that ‘nook again and eventually got it to the boat so tuckered out that it all but begged for a netting…and Hack complied.
A 30-pounder with sea lice fell into the driftboat. Hack glad to be part of the solution instead of all of the problem.
D-Wink gets her ‘nook./Hack avoids laughingstock roll./Great bay memory.