Welcome Back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is spending today where he normally spends other country’s co-opted national holidays.
At the Fish Wrap.
Cinco deMayo:/When Irish drink tequila/This one day a year.
For you Haiku Monday virgins, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazilian style about the outdoors, with some bad forms of old Japanese poetry sprinkled in as the schtick.
While Fish Hack won’t be sucking any limes today, Sunday did warrant a couple toasts.
Rookie fisher Karen Lollis of Medford waited all of 50 years to catch her first fish, a Rogue River steelhead caught Sunday on a plug.
Fought it like a champ and hubby Kevin Lollis netted it like the KTVL weathermaster that he is.
Then Karen decided to join the fishes. Fell in the river trying to get out of Fish Hack’s driftboat.
Fish Hack stayed in form by not helping, but chronicling the event.
Fish Hack ink-stained wretch./”She’s your wife. You help her up.”/This will make the blog..
Got both Lollises back in the boat without further incident, as they say on the crime beat.
While it wasn’t much of a steelhead, it was big in Fish Hack’s book because it was a May steelhead.
That means 12 straight months when Hack put a Rogue steelhead in the boat while fishing just a 15-mile stretch of the upper Rogue, Hack’s home waters.
It’s why Hack lives here:A year’s worth of Rogue steelhead./Take THAT, Nebraska.