HAIKU MONDAY: On Opening Day Punch-Outs and Skeeter-less May Days

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is heading into Day 3 of Oregon’s traditional trout-fishing season the same way he started.

At home.

Hack doesn’t fish Opening Day for much the same reason seasoned drunks stay home New Year’s Eve.

You gotta leave one day to the amateurs.

Trout opener rule./Hack stays home, cuts lawn, trims trees./Only time this year.

For you few Haiku Monday virgins still out there, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazilian style about the outdoors and whatever the hell comes to mind, with some bad forms of Japanese poetry sprinkled in the schtick that keeps you lemmings coming back.

Bad schtick’s still a schtick./Need one to hang your shingle/In funky blog world.

Hyatt and Howard Prairie both had fab openers, with no ice and good water temperatures helping Da Boys turn a lot of trout eyes into X’s over the weekend. Diamond weighed in with ice-free mania as well, so those who went to the water found their rainbows.

Should continue for the next two weeks, minimum. With 90-degree weather forecast for Medford this Saturday, look for Da Boys to be taking refuge again in their mountainous haunts.

Hot temps? Cascades call./Mountain lakes cool, no skeeters./May trout days rock.

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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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