THREE-WORD THURSDAY: Charade. Bleacher. Chatter.

We’re back at Three-Word Thursday, where Fish Hack is hunkered down near the gas stove waiting for this cold front to disappear from Southern Oregon.

Coastal streams are low and clear, making what was a good chinook fishery take a hiatus. And Hack’s not interested in fighting 16-degree weather to catch late-run summer steelhead on the upper Rogue River, Hack’s home waters.

So it’s Tax Deduction No. 2′s basketball needs that have taken front seat in this charade known as Hack’s life.

Charade. Bleacher. Chatter.

Might as well earn another case of Bleacher Butt.

Snow is forecast for the Rogue Valley floor Thursday, albeit likely just a dusting. But the high won’t even hit 40 here until Monday.

That makes for a miserable weekend for steelhead locally.

Flows out of Lost Creek Lake remain at 1,150 cfs of 44 degrees. Add low and cold trib flows and you got poor conditions.

Don’t need a fish finder. Just listen for the steelhead’s teeth chatter to know where to cast.

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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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