Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is planning on winter steelhead fishing in shorts this week. It’s the bizzaro flip-side to fishing for summer steelhead in two layers of fleece in January.
It’s just part of the glory that is steelhead fishing in the upper Rogue River, Fish Hack’s home waters.
Catch winters in spring/Find summers in the winter./Whacky Rogue steelhead.
For you few Haiku Monday virgins out there, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazulian style about the outdoors and whatever else flies onto the keyboard, with the only real thought being in the counting of syllables to make these stupid haiku’s pencil out.
Haiku math is rough./Seventeen syllables hurt/Hack’s brain. Insert joke.
The upper Rogue is hitting its peak for winter steelhead fishing just as the weather threatens to hit 80 degrees.
That’s the thing when you have a river of year-round steelhead fishing.
Hack’s on pace to prove it. Put at least one steelhead in my driftboat each month since June. Two more to go.
The April fish should come easily. It’s the May steelhead that has Hack worried about coming up short on the year-round steelhead gig.
One steelhead in May:/If Hack had a soul, it’s sold/For year-round steelhead.