Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is back in the Fish Wrap after spending Saturday in the mobile office on the lower Rogue Bay, turning eyes into X’s on one fine fall chinook in tidewater before they start heading en masse upriver.
Gotta love them bay fish. Troll all day for one bite, then head back with a 24-pound chromer.
Hack’s newest slogan:”I got 99 problems/Whackin’ fish ain’t one.”
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 else comes to mind, with a few forms of bad Japanese poetry stuffed in as the schtick.
This-here schtick ended up in the bay with Hack’s bud Brian Winkler on the motor trolling Hack into a chinook just to validate that Hack really does investigate and truthify all that crap in the weekly MT Fishing Report.
Hack says troll a large anchovy with a chartreuse Rogue blade, Hack trolls a large anchovy with a chartreuse Rogue blade.
Took a while, but Hack finally stumbled into this-here chromer thanks to a quick net-job by B-Wink.
Then the work began.
Spend a bit filleting, portioning and vacuum-sealing the carcass and pulled the belly straps for the smoker. Also took some trims for some salmon tacos.
Gotta love chinook:./Bite hard, pull strong, taste awesome./Try that with golf clubs.
But the chinook are on the move out of the bay, and that means the August “spike” of water from Lost Creek Lake into the Rogue River to help those fish get upstream and out of the lower Rogue’s hot summer water.
That’ll put fish in the Lower Rogue Canyon and into the Merlin-Galice area by this weekend.
But they never taste as great as they do plucked right from the bay.
Bay chinook perfect./Sea lice, puny eggs pure chrome./Great place to whack ‘nooks.