Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
deer: 169% badass
wherein we post some originoo punk rock
Monday, September 24, 2007
wherein we welcome Lola
Sunday, September 23, 2007
davis lake: trout vs. bass
The New York Times checks in...
Some trout fisherman — especially in the Pacific Northwest — are inclined to look askance at bass angling; after all, those tricked-out boats, those Nascar-like tournaments and those television anglers who speak with thick drawls can seem a bit tacky to them....
The future of Davis is uncertain. The Upper Deschutes River Fish Management plan, drafted in 1996, calls for the lake to be managed as a trout fishery. This could mean poisoning all the resident bass (and any remaining trout) and starting from scratch — and staking long-term sustainability on a bet that water levels will moderate and the lake will return to its historical fecundity. This plan is complicated by the occasional presence of bull trout, a federally protected species.
Public opinion poses another conundrum.
“There are some in the fly-fishing community that feel that what we’ve got at Davis is a darn good fishery, and that we should manage it for what it is — one of Oregon’s best bass lakes,” Shrader said. “Others are adamant that Davis be returned to what it was.
“Nothing we can do from a management perspective can please everyone.”
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.
holy jesus! the sex pistols reunion
Labels: sex pistols
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
dumbfuck thread of the decade
Thee alleged mammals o'er at "the klan" are chewing over the latest ESA decision which stated that hatchery salmon cannot be counted with wild salmon when determining the health of individual runs. It's the not-to-difficult to comprehend "hatchery fish just ain't the same thing as wild fish" argument. Amazingly, the majority of klansmen side with the hatchery zombies over native/wild steel n' salmon. Good lord awmighty... can we not inoculate for this vile sort of idiocy at this late date?
Money Quote (Buxtehude)
This is on the order of passing judgment that in vitro fertilization of humans, and artificial insemination of humans, cattle, horses, dogs and such are of a different species than those fertilized by natural means.
Odd that the judge or even the environmentalists could overlook such an obvious parallel. They don't require natural sciences to obtain a law degree, but there are people that one could ask if they thought about it for a bit.
This can't stand.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
holy jesus! A Zeppelin reunion!
From da BBC:
Singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones will play at the show to remember the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
The one-off concert, the trio's first performance for 19 years, will take place at the O2 arena on 26 November.
In a related note, Zeppelin tribute band The White Stripes have canceled the remainder of this month's concerts due to "exhaustion"
rock creek: what is burning and what is not
The Forest Service will reopen lands and some roads near the fires of the Sawmill Complex. Land within each fire's perimeter will stay closed for now, officials said.
The fires are south of Interstate 90 and north of Montana Highway 38 (Skalkaho Highway) - within the Welcome Creek Wilderness and other popular recreational and hunting areas of the Rock Creek drainage.
For ddetails and photos: GO HERE.
Labels: rock creek
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
wherein we exercise our massive literary muscle
It's generally considered by the well-read kaptains of thee kollecktive that Cormac McCarthy's bona fide masterpiece is Blood Meridian. It is a breathtaking, violent and gorgeously drawn piece of American lit. Over at the Water Swatters thee Ulyssess Chamberlain Rockefeller recently found himself in the harsh territory described by this novel. His two (2!) posts are a wonderful glimpse into the places of Blood Meridian. This obviously took a lot of work, and thee angler would be well advised to pay it considerable notice.
Monday, September 10, 2007
captain, where are thee kollecktive's headphones?
wherin we report thee sad tale of a guy getting his head chopped off upon thee waters of thee (olde) yakima river
Thursday, September 06, 2007
thee world according to WDFW
Exactly what is happening at WDFW? It's surreal... really.
Scene: About 11 pm along the shores of an amazing little salmon stream in SW WA.
There is a smallish, friendly, obviously tight knit crew of badasses (and a guide). A few fish have been to the ashram, seen god, and been given new life, but everyone awaits the next push, due in about... um... now.
Floodlights blast the parking lot and suddenly there's this voice over a PA. "Gentlemen, can you come to the bank for a gear check?" Holy Jesus! It's a bust!
As noted above, this is a v. tight crew and even before we arrived, everyone *everyone* knew the WDFW was going to show. Regs had been studied. One thug even had the WDFW site loaded on his "Pocket PC", which offered the opportunity to cite both chapter and verse to the fish cop.
Everyone passed the barb test, but our licenses were collected as the cop marched grimly to her 4x4, a clump of staggering, bemused and percolating fly fishermen trailing after her.
This site, she said, was closed to night fishing, and by the way, the parking lot is, as of now, verbotten after dark.
The angler's offered their protest... The web site -- lookit --- right there. The regs say this is legal water.
O! But it is not to be. The officer explained that "under orders from her captain and her seargent, she was to enforce section 937 blah blah blah...."
The website! say the anglers. Lookit! Right there!
No, says the cop, see this wierd, oddly-formatted document i've just pulled up on my computer? It says this is now closed.
But the website?
Sorry, just doing my job...The cop then commences writing down the names of the anglers.
Why are you writing my name down, comes a voice from the back.
When I issue a warning, I just write down your name and if I contact you again, then I write you a ticket.
How can I get a warning for violating a rule that, as far as an angler is concerned, does not exist in what is generally considered reality?
I'm here to educate you about this rule...
Ahhh, now it becomes clear. We are learning about an Orwellian clownshow.
There are a host of other issues which reveal themselves:
Loss of access
Loss of the substantial stewardship provided fly fishermen to this section of water.
Loss of income (guide)
And what shall we do with these men? Where will they now end up? What ever is there to do between the the hours of 9pm and 3am?
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
have thee pits of despair claimed yet another victim? alas...
Great Lakes Fly Addict... dead or "just resting"?
Labels: pits of despair
wherein we present a toothsome rumor to thee anglers of the yakima river
Although Thee Ass Hooked Whitey Kollecktive has not make it over to the Yakima for trouts of late, we have heard that Jacck Mitchell has given up his lease at the Umtanum Recreation Area. If anyone can conform, please addd in the comments section.