HAIKU MONDAY: On Big Water, Big Bets and No Kirstie Smack

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack really is going to talk river conditions without a single Kirstie Alley fat joke.

Too many fat jokes? No such thing in obese world./Kirstie gets a break.

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, gambling and damn near anything else with a few pieces of bad Japanese poetry sprinkled in.

The upper Rogue, which is Fish Hack’s home waters, is trying to pull into shape (resist, resist). Flows are slowly clearing up but they remain high as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers kicks out 5,000 cubic feet per second of water to get rid of runoff Lost Creek Lake captured during the past rains. That’s a lotta water-weight (almost, but technically not a K.A. reference) and it will take a while to get rid of 20 feet of reservoir space.

That’ll make late-run summer steelhead fishing pretty much a bust this week.

Too much water here/To fish Hack’s favorite runs./Work on bets instead.

Got lucky on Sunday’s under bet in the Browns/Chiefs game when the Chiefs kicker doinked a short field goal. Won it by one point.

Still, cashing that bet puts Hack at 15-8, even when taking a bad bet last week just to make another Kirstie Alley fat joke.

Remember, got the over 51 in the Pats-Texans game. Both teams can score enough to take care of the over themselves, and look for New England’s poor defense to do all it can to help the Texans throw up at least 31 points, even in a losing effort.

BOOK IT! Friday rocks./Makes steelhead bums some lettuce/To blow on fly rods.

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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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