HAIKU MONDAY: On Black Friday Duty, Christmas Summers and Proper Family Planning

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack missed out on some seriously good summer steelhead fishing on Hack’s home waters, the upper Rogue River, because of Black Friday duties.

Stuck in the Fish Wrap writing drivel while Fish Hack buds Jeff, Nate and Nellie Barnard took to Hack’s waters and boated five summers all 25-plus inches. Nate the Ingrate also whacked a 28-inch hatchery hen that’s perfect for the Christmas smoker.

Ripe summers get smoked./You get Fish Hack’s smoked steelhead/Hack gets free drinks.

For you few Fish Hack virgins out there, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazilian style about the outdoors with a lot of pointless crap and bad Japanese poetry tossed in as the schtick that keeps on schticking.

Gotta have a schtick/To rise above blog B.S./At least Hack gets paid.

Hack whiffed on this week’s expectations for the upper Rogue, which looked like they’d be high and dirty Friday after the recent storms that flooded out the boys on the Chetco River and elsewhere.

The Rogue was a bit high but certainly fishable Friday for the Barnards, who ran plugs from TouVelle State Park on down. Each hit at least one fish and each rowed a family member into a fish. Made pappa Jeff proud.

Fish Family Planning/I had you, now row my ass/Into a steelhead.



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    Mark Freeman

    I've underachieved as the Mail Tribune's Fish Hack since 1989. I can't help but find a few things to yuk about with pathetic regularity in the outdoors. My most treasured award? An OSHA citation for a messy desk -- Fire hazard. YEAH! Read Full
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