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BOOK IT! Friday: Three-Teamer for the Cash

Welcome back to BOOK IT! Friday, where Fish Hack is still two games under .500 after splitting last week’s picks. Shoulda been 3-0-1, but the Lions did it again. Cutting to the chase… First, Fish Hack’s looking at Atlanta at home laying 7 to a Tampa Bay team that goes as JW goes. He was [...]

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BOOK IT! Best Bets for Steelhead Bums

Let’s get down to business so you steelhead bums have some beer money this week without a trip to the return center. First, there’s the Vikings laying 3.5 points to Kansas City, where the wheels are starting to fall off. Only one team can run the ball in this game, and it’s the Vikes. Lay [...]

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BOOK IT! Friday: Play These Winners or Take Back Those Empties

Once again here we are at BOOK IT! Friday, where Fish Hack offers you steelhead bums some NFL picks so you don’t have to make an empties haul down to the recycling center for next week’s beer money. Went a pedestrian 2-2 last week to stand at 6-8 for the season, but Hack’s got a [...]

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BOOK IT! Friday: A Four-Play for the Day

Welcome back to BOOK IT! Friday, where Fish Hack is back in gear with the Baltimore win that you Twitter-heads got just before kickoff last night. Now Hack’s a verrrrrry pedestrian 4-6 on the season and looking forward to a hot October to get deep into the money. This weekend’s looking fine for some parlays. [...]

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BOOK IT! Friday: Laying Points and Picking Winners

Welcome back to BOOK IT! Friday, where Fish Hack suffered a half-point loss in the Houston game to fall back to even, which isn’t too bad considering eight dogs won out-right last week and sent a lot of gamers to the recycling center for beer money this week. But as The Hoodie himself said, “We’re [...]

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BOOK IT! Friday On a Short Roll

Welcome back to BOOK IT! Friday, where Fish Hack starts the season 2-1 after splitting two games Sunday and scorching last night’s win with the over. Would be 3-0 if Marcus Mariota didn’t personally fillet the under on his own in that record win over Jax. Missed the Thursday pick? Gotta follow Fish Hack on [...]

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BOOK IT! Friday Returns

Welcome to the return of BOOK IT! Friday, when Fish Hack weighs in on a couple good NFL wagers so you steelhead bums don’t have to take your empties to the recycling center just to have weekend beer money. This-here investment service is in its third year now, with the first year putting more than [...]

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HAIKU MONDAY: 99 Problems, Whackin’ Fish Ain’t One

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is back in the Fish Wrap after spending Saturday in the mobile office on the lower Rogue Bay, turning eyes into X’s on one fine fall chinook in tidewater before they start heading en masse upriver. Gotta love them bay fish. Troll all day for one bite, [...]

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HAIKU MONDAY: On The Perfect Chinook Pyre

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is holed up at the Fish Wrap waiting for the smoke to clear enough so rowing the home waters of the Upper Rogue won’t feel like suckin’ down a pack of Camels as Hack did half a life ago. Too much smoke to row./Steelhead gettin’ a respite/From [...]

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HAIKU MONDAY: On Upper Rogue Double-Dipping

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is livin’ the double-dipping life on the upper Rogue River, which happens to be Hack’s home waters. Should Hack fish for spring chinook or summer steelhead? Yes. Can’t choose between fish?/Then target steelhead and ‘nooks./Plenty of both here. For you few Haiku Monday virgins out there, this [...]

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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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