Yawn, stretch, scratch, repeat. It's Monday- must be time for coffee.
Coffee. Sweet brew of the gods. How I love thine dark self, thy aromatic pleasures, the lift thou giveth me each morning. May His light always shine upon thee. Sip, slurp, glug. Oh black siren. Keep singing my song, ever my roasty companion.
It has finally started warming up around here, and last week gave us our first frost-free nights of the year. Heavy rains blew out the rivers in the middle part of the state, though they're not bad here.
My fishing has been seriously cramped by a broken BOA cable on my boots. I'm itching to get out and chase brook trout again. I have lots to do at home, and it is morel season now, one of my few distractions from fishing. I went morel hunting Friday night and found a couple of pounds, then went Saturday and found a couple pounds more. Your first batch of morels MUST be fried in butter and eaten with salt. That's it. You have to enjoy them on their own, that rich aroma and flavor engulfing you once again. After that you can deep-fry them, make soup and serve them over steak and trout. But those first few morels must be enjoyed on their own, a spring delicacy that can't be replaced.
|scene from a storm|
I did get an invitation last week from Jeff Johnson to come and fish Brookhaven Lake, his private lake in Clare County. I'm not normally a private water kind of guy, but had reason to head south and fish with him on Sunday. I'll share it in a post later this week. We caught some nice brook trout and I had a good time.
On May 19 Alex Cerveniak and I will be participating in The Northern Angler's Carp Derby. We're going to try to catch some carp on the crystal clear flats found around Traverse City Michigan. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at this then come on out. It's a fun outing, and Brian always has fun prizes to hand out at the end. He'll be showing the Fly Fishing Film tour on Friday the 18th. You can call The Northern Angler at 231.933.4730 to score tickets or sign up for the Carp Derby.
|my lone carp from last year|
Well, it's one of those days when I don't feel I have much to say. Have a great week, and make sure you get outside and enjoy spring.