Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Morning Coffee- February 27, 2012


aaaaaauuuuuGGGGGGHHHHOOO+++++  Good Morniiiiinggggg!!!.....uugghhhh.  Monday is it?  It must be time for coffee.  Let's have some.  Yawn, streeeeetttccchhh scratch, repeat.

Well, it was a quiet week here.  I've been slowly building my time on the water (see the Jealousy Counter) and have been doing a steady job on the fish.  Nothing huge this last week, just some good daily success.  The winter remains mild, and with March right around the corner, I have little hope that will change.  Up here we need deep snows and cold temperatures to ensure steady flows and stable water temps throughout summer; if we don't get some flooding rains this spring our summer trout fishing could be in jeopardy.




one from this week
I have several events on the horizon that concern you, but I'll share them as they get closer.  I have some cool interviews coming soon etc., just keep an eye out here, it's going to be a lot of fun.  I also have a guest post coming out this week for The River Damsel, so make sure you check that out.

If you missed it, make sure you check out my post from last week about summer- remember, it is on its way.  Don't get caught with your waders down.

Make sure you check out Will King's latest post at The Riparian Corridor about the recent loss of his father and its effect on him.  Very well written man, and our thoughts are with you.

What else.  I'm starting a new job today, so we'll see what effect that has here on FR.  I won't be at as much liberty to run off whenever I want to, but it has me driving past some of my favorite steelhead rivers right as the daylight gets longer and the spring run takes off.  It will be an exciting spring fishing for steelhead, and not long after the lake ice clears I'll be after springtime pike, smallmouth and carp on the local flats.  I'm planning a solo kayak camping trip to the UP a little later, probably late June.  Just think- it's nearly March, and summer is just around the corner.  Do you have your game plan in place?

I've been invited to join a local writers group, my first meeting is tonight.  I can't wait to see what that's all about.  I already have that fish out of water feeling.  I'm reviewing a book for local author Chris Weston and will post it soon.

Well, coffee is done and it's time to go to work- let's get after it....

12 comments:

  1. Summer sure is right around the corner. Funny how all the winter dreaming and scheming can quickly turn into "oh crap" that trip is only six weeks away...need to actually plan!!

    Hope the new gig works out in your fishy-favor. Hard knowing what those changes bring. Congrats on the writing group--all outdoor writers or gen lit? Anyway, it sounds like a hoot!

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    1. Gen lit- scary going straight from my construction job to a public library to meet with a group who may or may not appreciate my genre. Here goes nothing.

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  2. If for whatever reason the group doesn't enjoy your writing (I'm sure they will), your blog followers still appreciate you. Good luck with the job today.

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    1. Thanks Stealth. I've got some cool stuff coming up the next couple of weeks so stay tuned.

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  3. Have no fear, you'll dazzle those other writers. Looking forward to hearing more about your upcoming trips and the new gig.

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    1. I don't know about "dazzle" but I'm looking forward to the experience Howard.

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  4. Just started a new job myself today. Best of luck to you on the new job and fishing this season.

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    1. Good for you Kiwi. Good for us. Likewise on the fishing, I'm sure you're eagerly anticipating the coming of spring.

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  5. I, for one, am excited for this week. Ok, for selfish reasons...I have this terrific guest writer on tap for Wednesday! A little diddy over at OBN and my 14th time out on the water this year! And in the winter, no less! I must be made out of "steel"! Good luck with the job, FR.

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  6. Thanks RD. Job is going well. Hope that writer works out for you. You're getting lots of water time, good for you.

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  7. Seeing that it's Thursday, I hope you had a great week. I'm finally catching up on some reading, much needed.

    Have a great friday!

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    1. Seeing that it is now Friday, it was good week. Seeing as I have a cold now, meh. Seeing that I'm going steelhead fishing tomorrow anyway, that makes it better. Have a great weekend!

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