Welcome back to Three-Word Thursday, where Fish Hack shouldn’t have to remind you that no one can make you feel guilty, but they certainly can try. And that could get you a clean refrigerator.
Guilty. Memorable. Glitch.
Tax Deduction No. 1 apparently felt guilty for ditching Dear Ol’ Dad for the evening Wednesday. Before he left, he and pal Justin cleaned the old Fish Box for the first time this century.
Lined up the beer, threw out the nasties and even stacked the steelhead fillets in the freezer.
Nice welcome home after a long day at the Fish Wrap banging out the latest edition of the Spring Fishing Guide, which will be memorable as much for what’s in it as what’s not.
Stories range from looks at the latest happenings at Hyatt and Howard Prairie lakes, why Rogue River spring chinook anglers should head into their season positive for once and even a peak at whether trout fishing might become year-round at Diamond Lake.
Conspicuously missing, however, is the Spring Fishing Forecast provided annually by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
This annual compilation of reports from the agency’s field biologists didn’t come over the transom in time for publication. It won’t actually be available until mid-May, thanks to what was described as a “scheduling glitch.”
So, Friday’s Fish Wrap has the first Spring Fishing Guide in history without a statewide forecast.
But don’t expect a contrite ODFW’er to swing by and clean your fridge.