Monday, November 4, 2013
Lake Effect - Part I
But I need this trip.
Why? Because nine-to-five is really seven-to-seven, and that smartphone my prick of a boss bought me is really a tether to an endless parade of emails and conference calls. Having a nice house back in the woods means having to rake an endless supply of leaves every fall. And because there are bills to pay and mouths to feed, and homework to help with, and kids to pick up here and drop off there, and honey-do lists, and bills, and, and... fuck, man!
It's time to have a pre-mid-life crisis, grow a beard, grab a buddy, and hit the road for a few days. It's time to live off gas station food and drink whiskey, tie it in with a Drake Bake, and do what needs to be done in November, and that's roadtrip for steelhead.
"All this rain has me worried the Catt will be blown out."
"Assuming it doesn't rain between Saturday and when we get there, we'll pull into perfect swinging water."
"Besides, there's no need to worry, we've got beards."
Rod, reel, tippet... check.
And just like that, its July. June 2018 was everything a northern Michigan trout angler could ask for. The bugs showed up and the fish ...