HAIKU MONDAY: On Low Flows and The Naked Rain Dance

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack says it’s time to get serious about finding a way to put more water in the Rogue River, Hack’s home waters, to jump-start the spring Chinook run.

River is too low and clear for good Chinook movement, even though the lower Rogue is awash in springers right now.

Get them on the move/Need Hack’s naked rain dance now/To get ‘nooks swimming.

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 the hell comes to mind. It’s Hack’s schtick, and he’s schticking with it.

So now it’s time to bare with me so you can get bare with me.

The serious lack of rain has the Rogue at fall levels, and that’s hurt early springer fishing.

Flows out of Lost Creek Lake increased 100 cfs today, but it’s still under 2,000 cfs out of the hole.

The big problem, however, is tributary flows. Streams like Evans Creek are one-third the volume they were this week last year.

These trib flows are very rain-dependent, so it’s time for the naked rain dance to get things going.

Naked rain dances:/Sure, they probably don’t work./But good nude excuse.



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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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