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April
26th

Back to the simple things

Where:  A lake

When: Sunday

Species pursued: Rainbow trout

Song of the day: “If It Makes You Happy,” Sheryl Crow

The general lake opener.  For many freshwater anglers, of all persuasions, this marks the beginning of the fishing season.  In an attempt to find a sheltered beach, I stopped by at least one lake to get an eyeful of the spectacle.

True to tradition, both the parking lot and put in teemed with fishermen, an undercurrent of pent-up winter angst punctuating the chaos.

I know, it sounds crazy, especially to those that treasure solitude, but I can relate to

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April
22nd

Busy weekend: Lakes or BBQ?

The answer could very well be, “Yes.”

In addition to this Saturday being the general lake opener, April 24th will mark Gig Harbor Fly Shop’s 1 year anniversary celebration.

If you want to avoid the local crowds or just wait most of it out and fish the swing shift, Blake and the GHFS staff invite you to join the party.

As an incentive, there will be the ubiquitous raffle (multiple raffles, actually) and, of course, free food.  And while you’re munching away, waiting for your lucky number to be drawn, the shop’s hosting quite the collection of demos and mini-seminars.

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April
19th

A step in the right direction

When: Saturday

Where:  The beach, a secret spot

Species pursued: Sea-run cutthroat, resident coho, resident cutthroat

Song of the day: “Intro,” The xx

“If you really need to change your luck, try Glenmorangie, they support fly fishing.”

After reading my latest entry, a friend e-mailed me this little tip on dealing with bad fishing juju.

I had to laugh.  Hours before, I had grabbed a sample of the Highland malt  based on some good reviews I had come across.

Was this a sign of things to come?  I would have to wait all week to find out, as well

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April
11th

Dealing with a skunk

Where: The Sound

When: The past few weekends

Species pursued: Anything at this point

Song of the day: “Superstitious,” Stevie Wonder

I believe the saying is “It’s better to be lucky than good.”

But what happens when your luck runs out?

That seems to be a question I’m trying to find a positive answer to.

As I headed into another weekend of searching for fish, I had to face the  idea that whatever knack I may have had for fishing has now blown up in smoke.

For those that know me, I am a superstitious man when it comes to

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