Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Morning Coffee- February 6 2012

Well, it was a busy week here at FR.  If you didn't get the chance, make sure you scroll down and read my January installment of my Angler's Year series.  I decided to change it up a bit and get some fantasy fishing done with it.  Now that I've been spanked back to reality let's move on.  Maybe, maybe some day I'll island hop the Pacific with fly gear, with a journal in stowage and a GoPro strapped to my forehead.  Til then I'll be content to dream about it.

I haven't fished in quite awhile, and missed an event Saturday that I really wanted to attend, but had other pressing matters to take care of.  The temps are supposed to whipsaw back and forth this week between the mid-thirties and a high of 12 Friday, so somewhere in there I'll try to get out once maybe.  It looks like I've finally found a job, to start sometime in the next two weeks- it couldn't have come at a better time.  You'd think I would have a book written by now, but it's hard for me to write when I'm worried about my bills.  Moving on.

Here's a couple of things worth  taking a look at.  Brad Petzke of Rivers North Guide Service has done a post on his blog about alarming proposed changes to Michigan's trout creel limit from 5 to 10 fish.  Give it a read and follow the links to complain to the right authorities.  Really, who needs to keep ten fish anyways?  Are we still subsistence fishing? Hot dogs are awfully cheap.

I came across another site a while back called and keep forgetting to mention it- It has excellent tips and advise on catch and release.  I spent a Saturday afternoon reading the various research articles it links to.  It really highlights the need to keep fish in the water and take photos quickly if you're going to take them, as it's pretty shocking how fast the death toll goes up every thirty seconds they're out of the water.

And last but dearest to my heart- apparently there has been a snafu with the voting at The Fiberglass Manifesto in the T.F.M. Spotting contest.  As of today, all previous votes have been discounted and only emailed votes will count.

If you already voted in the T.F.M. spotting contest you need to send your vote via email.  Send your votes in to

Vote for me, Jason Tucker to win the Scott F2 rod.  I know it's a pain, but I appreciate your votes and support.  Again, if I win I promise I'll do some serious damage with this rod.

Okay- I'm off to a busy week.  I  hope yours is good.


  1. Good luck on the Job, the rod and getting on some water. Tight Lines!

  2. Back to work and back to late night Browns soon :) Sounds good to me. What doesn't sound good is it getting back down to 0 degrees at night. That's the Midwest for you. Tight LInes.

  3. Have a great week!Hope you get out on the water soon.


  4. Congrats on the job! Now all we need is a little more fishing.