Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is waiting out this-here short storm to get back on the upper Rogue and get that April steelhead.
Then it will be 11 straight months of catching at least one stelhead on the same 20-mile stretch of the Rogue, Hack’s home waters.
The year of steelhead/Best river fish, every month./That’s why Hack lives here.
For you few Haiku Monday virgins, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazilian style about the the outdoors and whatever the hell else comes to mind, with some bad versions of old Japanese poetry sprinklked in as the shtick.
Hack’s new stchick, though, is to catch a Rogue steelhead on the same river stretch for 12 consecutive months. Picked a good year to do it.
The upper Rogue’s winter steelhead run to date has been one of the better over the 2000s. Just how good? Friday’s Oregon Outdoors will tell you.
That-there’s called a “tease.”/Prep you to read it Friday./Get more clicks, baby!
The good thing about the on-going storm moving through the Rogue Valley today is it won’t blow out the upper Rogue like Friday night’s storm did. Flows at Dodge will stay under 4,000 cfs, but be wary of dirty water in the morning. Flows from Lost Creek Lake are remaining at just 1,400 cfs, so there’s far more trib water in the Rogue than clean reservoir water.
Love that clean water./That’s why we still have steelhead./Keeps Hack here, employed.