Wait, let me check- yup, I have pictures, so it must have happened. What a whirlwind weekend- work Friday, then load up the truck and run north, kayak into a remote location and camp, fish (successfully) Saturday, then kayaked back out. Worked Sunday afternoon, and then found morels by the POUND. It felt a little like a charmed life this weekend. My kayaking adventure was only 24 hours long, but was one of the great trips of my life. Good things come in small packages I guess. I'll do a post about it soon.
|one of the great campfires of all time|
With temps warming into the 70's this week, the bug hatches will start soon. Hendricksons have started on the Au Sable I hear and the trout fishing here should be pretty sweet from here on out.
In other outdoor related news, the morels have started in earnest- I found 4 pounds last night in an hour, and it looks like it's going to be a banner year. This is a good thing, the last two years have been awful for morels. By saying this, of course, I am inviting all people from Ohio to come up and trespass on private property. We used to have people wandering around our back yard every spring, they were always from Ohio, and their answer was always the same- "Oh, we thought this was state land." Right. You can always tell the state land here by the vegetable gardens and the houses spaced every quarter mile on the road. I had thought this behavior a little odd, but when I lived in Ohio for two years (also known as the Dark Ages) I found out that they teach their kids to say this in the public schools. So yeah, come on up, wander wherever you want. Yeah, that dog is friendly. Go ahead, pet him.
So let's see, in this weeks pipeline there should be another Croff Craft post, I should probably do a post about morels, and I'll try to put together a trip report from the weekend. Phil had a major setback in his schedule for the boat, and you would never guess why- it's because of the tornadoes in Alabama. I know it sounds like a lame excuse, but it turns out that the material he's coating the hull with comes from a warehouse in Tuscaloosa or thereabouts, and the phones and even the roadways were down. They just got the material in and they're spraying the hull today. I'm going to make one last push for steelhead this week if I can, but work is a major factor now, so we'll see, and my thoughts are increasingly turning to 3 weights and trout.
|Oh yeah, some of this went on|
So have a great week, let's get after it.
|it's a little blurry, but you get the point|