HAIKU MONDAY: On Getting The Springer Stink Out Of The Boat

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is poised to get the stink out of the boat by catching his first Rogue River spring Chinook salmon of the season.

First springer of year./Easier to say than catch./Wednesday is the day.

For you lingering Haiku Monday virgins out there, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazilian style about the outdoors and whatever with some bad versions of old Japanese poetry sprinkled in.

It’s the schtick that keeps on schticking.

Gotta have a schtick./To stand out in blogosphere./Even if it sucks.

Fish Hack normally doesn’t start springer fishing until mid-May, but gave it a short run Wednesday with no luck.

The Wednesday Springer Club reconvenes this week, and conditions are looking much better than a week ago.

Flows out of Lost Creek Lake jumped to 2,650 cfs today. That little bump will stabilize Tuesday and likely start some movement, and that bodes well for Fish Hack.

Remember, dudes, you’re trying to catch hatchery springers because those are the only ones whose eyes can get turned into X’s this month. That means fishing over moving fish instead of holding fish.

Migration lanes, not holes.

Six feet of water, on the inside turns of gravel bars. Kwikfish or roe, whatever.

Whack a springer,/Go to Fish Wrap smiling./Can’t ruin that day.

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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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