Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March Madness

As we all know, Punxsutawney Phil has turned out to be a terrible, filthy fraud whose grifting has been fully exposed by the continued snow and cold. Good riddance to bad rubbish I say. We've had a total of 3 warmish days this month, and the rest has been cold hard winter with no real break in sight until the very end of the month. While March is statistically the second snowiest month of the year here, normally by this time we're starting to see some balmier temps and receding snow banks. Instead we've experienced single digit lows, 20 degree highs, and are currently in the midst of a 3 day blow that piled a 3 foot drift in my driveway yesterday.

The general mood here verges on venomous.

Now, I always hate the general griping that goes on about the weather here. It's the local sport. In February I was hearing people complain about how sick they were of winter- February! But at this point I'm starting to sympathize. We should have at least had maple syrup weather by now. You know, frosty nights but with warming sunny days in the forties that makes the sap run like mad. It makes the steelhead run like mad also.

Instead of complaining myself, I wish to share some fish porn and a little preview of what's to come. Buck up little camper.

Tom Menas mit hen
I fished with friends Tom Menas and Zach Ginop Sunday and we came up with this fish. It was a bitterly cold day, and the bluebird skies had shut down the bite. We got this one at dusk. There are fish to be had if you are willing to put in the work.

Here's a little spring preview to warm you up. This will all be here before you know it. The good news is that this extended cold will make for excellent spring fishing and morel hunting, and it should help stave off the drought we experienced last year.



  1. well, it is what it is. Nothing much we can do except complain, knowing full well that if we just wait a bit warmer weather will be here.

  2. Brutally honest thought, Jason. BTW, love the last 3 pictures. Those days are coming.

  3. Well look at you, posting up a storm again! Love the Trilliums.