Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday Morning Coffee- December 19

Oh, do I have to get up?  I guess we all do, it's a new week. Hi-dilly ho-dilly.  In case you haven't noticed, I took a week off while I worked on other things.  I did get out and fish several times, with mixed success.  One day I caught about twenty fish, including eight that were 12-20 inches, the next day I caught 2 little dinkers.  The fishing can be hot or cold this time of year.  I didn't get any pictures as it was raining quite a bit, and the dry bag I store my camera in has developed several bad leaks.  I don't know if any of you keep track of it, but the Jealousy Counter to the right has crept up steadily- I'll come close to 100 outings this year.  I'll have to do a favorite trips/year in review post maybe.

I know everyone is distracted by the holidays, but I'll try to get a couple of posts up this week- I'll be conducting an interview of a Michigan artist and post that, and I have an overdue gear review coming out too.

Other than that, there's not much to report.  Winter has definitely been delayed around here.  We have almost no snow (we should have a foot or two), temps were in the 40's last week, it's 40 right now.  Who says global warming is a bad thing?  I feel a little bad for local businesses- the ski resorts are unable to open, and the snowmobile trails are bare.  La Nina hasn't been kind to us so far.  The flip side, is that fishing has been tolerable, and so I've gotten out on a regular basis, even if it's just for an hour or two.  (Correction- I see that some of the ski resorts are open.  The miracle of snow making.  Last week when it was so warm, you could see through their base, but they must have burned the midnight oil when we it was cold Friday and Saturday.)

Well, it's time to get something done- have a great week!


  1. Good morning! Weather is strange...a neighbor of mine was just remarking to me the other day that this winter in my canyon is one of the snowiest and coldest he has on record (old man who logs everything in notebooks). Have a good week, FR...cheers!

  2. What? I finally made it in time for coffee and I missed the chatter! As Erin mentioned, it's cold here in Colorado which means no fishing for this kiddo. You know that Old Man Winter is going to snow down on you eventually. Happy Holidays!

  3. Welcome to Monday! I have been taking notice of that jelousy counter, and I must admit that I am quite envious...Hopefully you can crack the century mark!

    Enjoy the weather while you can...who knows what tomorrow will bring.

  4. Erin, Howard, Sanders- thanks for coming by, glad you could enjoy some brew. Yeah, we're way behind on the snow, but we will get it, it's just a question of when. The rivers are bone dry, so I hope we start getting it soon.

  5. Well...I thought I posted a comment Monday! Hmmm. Anyway, about that jealousy probably beat me by twenty or so. And I had a good year! So...good for you and way to get after it, FR!