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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!

BOOK IT! Friday’s Special Turkey Edition

BOOK IT! Friday kicks off early for Thanksgiving and you steelhead bums will need the help picking holiday games so you  can keep cashing tickets instead of returning your empties for micro brew dough and fly-tying materials. At 8-0 for November, Fish Hack’s Da Man for you. Got just one pick for Thursday and that’s [...]

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BOOK IT! FRIDAY:Keep the Streak Alive

Fish Hack is starting to come correct more and more, taking a week off after dialing up a sweet three-team parlay win the week before. That’s five straight you steelhead bums have hit playing Hack’s picks, allowing the micro-brew bottles to stack in the garage for someone else to cash. Down to business… The number [...]

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HAIKU MONDAY: On the Bears and Schools Beat

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is back on the black bear beat. Or is it the schools beat. Or both? Bears in West Medford./Hanging out too close to schools./Bears and schools don’t mix. For you Haiku Monday virgins, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazilian style about [...]

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HAIKU MONDAY: On Big Bets and Big ‘Nooks

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack returns after a few weeks away from cranking out bad Japanese poetry to schtick up an outdoors blog. Back to the Fish Wrap.Hack focused on betting blogs. Steelhead bums need coin. For you few Haiku Monday virgins still out there, this is when and where Hack does [...]

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BOOK IT! Friday: A Three-Team Parlay to Make Your Day

Welcome back to BOOK IT! Friday, where Fish Hack got the Battle of Ohio right on Thursday night, unlike Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bungles. Cleveland beat Cincy for the right to live in Ohio. Loser stays. As for the rest of this weekend’s pics, Fish Hack has a few winners for you [...]

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BOOK IT! Friday: How Big Ben’s day last week shapes this week’s winners

Welcome back to Book It! Friday, where Fish Hack is willing to part with a few NFL winners for this weekend so you steelhead bums don’t have to clear the garage of empties to get a little beer money. Hack was too far away from the Fish Wrap last week for even the Pinkertons to [...]

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BOOK IT! FRIDAY: Layin’ Low But Still Layin’ Coin

This is not the kind of week where Fish Hack excels in NFL picks, but then again, which one has. With a slate full of low road faves and home dogs, the week is rife with games that don’t instill confidence. Like Cleveland a two-point fave over Pittsburgh in the Pound. Clevelend had Pittsburgh beat [...]

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BOOK IT! FRIDAY: Leave the Returnables in the Garage and Make These Bets

Welcome back to Book It! Friday, when Fish Hack puts the fly rod down to pound out some NFL picks so you steelhead bums can make some money without having to return that garage full of IPA empties. Remember, the same derelectic interests that make up steelheaders also makes us gamblers. The world got last week’s [...]

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HAIKU MONDAY: On Rogue Bay, Omega 3 Fatties and Oh $#!% Moments

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is back in the Fish Wrap after a little time trolling the Rogue River Bay, the westernmost leg of Hack’s home waters. It’s a day chasing meat, and a fruitful one at that. Turned one chinook’s eyes into X’s and didn’t get in the way of a good [...]

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HAIKU MONDAY: On Meat Fishing the Rogue Bay

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is laying low at the Fish Wrap for a few days of R&R before heading down to the Rogue River bay for a weekend of meat fishing. Chinook and perhaps a coho with a missing fin, as long as it’s big enough. Fish the bay for meat./Need [...]

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