2019 April 26, Grooming Report;

2019 April 26, Grooming Report;  

I am reminded of the line from Little Caesar as delivered by Edward G Robinson; “… is this be the end of Rico?”.  Skiing may be over.  However, I must stress, “may”.  Check out the pictures from this Tuesday near the “upper” Bismarck bridge.  Skiing was excellent until well after noon.  A freezing forecast for tonight and tomorrow will make for excellent skiing tomorrow and Sunday if the base held up through the thaw this week.

I will be otherwise occupied as this weekend is the traditional end to skiing and the trout stream opener.  A survey of the camp road showed no snow there but it is at low elevation.  The late spring melt has the road under water so we are looking at a 3 mile hike; what a great thing.  How many places east of the Mississippi are so far from a drivable road (or cell coverage)?  One best bring everything needed and nothing not.  In heaven one has a vest for each type of fishing and the night before sort is unnecessary.  Not likely to ever be there, I must get used to sorting out for spring time stream tackle.  I recognize these are first world problems but problems none the less.  Do I have enough orange yarn? Do I need sinking line?  Should I bring a spinning reel? Is it ever ok to throw an anvil in the pond?  Having answered all of the above I am all set.  I should add, I am borrowing the grooming report writer critic’s rod case; you know, the nice kind that keeps everything safe with the reel mounted to the rod.  Don’t tell her, I want it to be a surprise when I tell her (in 10 or 15 years).

I’ll bring pictures of fish if you bring pictures of skiing this weekend.  Ok?

Sondo