Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rain = No fishing

One of my goals for the new year is to go fly fishing at least once a month. So far, that hasn't happened. Since late December, we've had torrential rain at least once a week. When it rains that much, the lake rises so they have to run the turbines at the dam to keep water from breaching the dam.

We had an editorial meeting today at the paper. Afterward, I headed home the long way around which took me by the dam.

I pulled to the water's edge and watched. Normal the water is as green as an emerald, but when it rains this much it turns the color of chocolate milk. The places where I normally wade is under ten feet of water.

I've come up with a solution to my issue. If I don't get a chance to go in January, I'll go twice in February.

The picture below was taken earlier in the fall before the rain set in.


  1. That goes with ... if I don't make my steps goal today I will add a some extra steps each day so I can keep my average up.

  2. Amazing how much rain falls to fill a river to overflow. I’d love to see a picture of this same spot now to see how high the water is

  3. Only once a month! Man you are way too busy.

  4. If I don't get a chance to go in January, I'll go twice in February. end quote. Sounds like a plan, but, BUT joeh just might have a point, LOL ;-)

  5. Good luck. And what a beautiful spot to have 'on your doorstep'.

  6. Another year older and a garden to set. Happy birthday.
    I twisted the first line from what I thought were the lyrics to a Sam Cook. song. Wrong. But you'll know all about it.

  7. If the water is too high, you can always go fishing in your dream and catch the big one.
    With so much rain, you should get a whole bunch of plastic barrels and fill them to water your gardens when the drought hits. I hope you won't have a drought this year but it wouldn't hurt to have plenty of water saved up just in case.
    That's a lovely photo.
    Hugs, Julia

  8. We have had lots of rain too. It has not been dry since August!

  9. Rain may mean no fishing but we need rain


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