HAIKU MONDAY: On Holuday Underachievement, Naked Rain Dances and Better ‘Nook Bite

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is hunkered down in the boss’ office watching San Antonio v. Memphis in what passes for work here at the Fish Wrap on a holiday at work.

If you force Fish Hack to work on Memorial Day, don’t expect a decent effort.

Holidays at work:/Bet the game, watch on the clock./Hack cashes both ways.

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 else, with some bad versions of Japanese poetry sprinkled in.

So Hack made up for coming in a few hours late to this-here work shift by leaving early, a strategy that makes underachievement an art form.

Besides, one man’s hiring freeze is another man’s job security, and Hack knows that a half-ass effort in this seat is better than no ass at all.

Stuck around long enough to see the Spurs clinch. Would have left earlier but it was raining pretty heavy out there.

Naked rain dance works/Skies open, rain falls, Rogue swells./Will help the ‘nook bite.

The spring chinook salmon bite might be poor Tuesday after Monday’s rains, since the river will likely rise throughout the day. But it should crest and peak Tuesday night or early Wednesday, just in time for the Wednesday ‘Nook Club meeting on the upper Rogue.

Dropping flows will be perfect for getting the chinook to move and bite, something they haven’t done the past three Wednesdays.

It’s been an awfully frustrating early springer season for nearly everyone on the upper Rogue, so Fish Hack hopes it, like yesterday’s lunch, will soon pass.

Time to X-out eyes./The need for fillets is strong,/Hack’s fish stash is weak.


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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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