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RogueratMay 13th, 2020, 11:57 am
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I finally got a day when all things necessary for quality time on the water came (mid-60's, partly cloudy), no work since I'm semi-retired and working really reduced hours anyway lately, and a nice Caddis bloom on the Rogue this afternoon. Nothing big, lots of Rainbow and Brown 'planters' who hit anything and everything on the water, even a couple Hendricksons? (yellow-tan duns in the air, approx sz 14's) thrown in just to make it complete. I'm really tired of 'self-quarantine' and half-crazy with feeling confined so I just needed some R & R. No pics, no big fish, just time on the water on a beautiful day.


'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
Jmd123May 13th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
I was at work today...and spent it almost all on the water, in a boat on a lake following around a guy doing weed surveys as a "QA/QC" check on his data collection. No fishing rod, though I was in the "bassmaster's chair" getting driven around on a nice sunny day...and getting paid for it. Though, it was not warm enough for me to personally boat for fun today...but I'll take it!

Yes, my environmental consulting job has it's perks...and, is essential! Hydropower dams & associated reservoirs, county drains, agriculture, water unemployment here, put in over 11 hours today. I've made my choices in life and they are working for me! Need FISHING though! In fact I saw a surprising number of fish today, in spite of silty off-color spring waters.

Still working AND getting out on the water now,


P.S. Very little insect activity around these parts. I saw midge hatches on Wixom Lake and not much else...we've just been too cold, car thermometer read 23 F when I left the house @ 7:30 a.m., 43 F on the way home @ 7:30 p.m. Long day, good thing I'm hourly!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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