random thoughts of doug
One thing we definitely cannot kick about this spring is the weather. Its been ideal, only interrupted by one powerful rain and hailstorm, yes hail! And large marble size too! Other than that, just a little smoke now and again from a distant fire, (where we like 'em!) and some distant thunder, where we like it too!
As for the lake trout fishing, its been excelente! The last trip out we caught our three, all nice legal trout in well under two hours, which is not half bad on lakers. The water in the lake is clear and the river coming down is warm enough to tempt the odd swimmer at the boat dock. This means the pike are getting active earlier than usual this year. No ones had their arm pulled off yet but we keep trying. Wishing you all singin' lines this summer whever you chose to do your fishing!
My first fishing trippers this year were... Mom and Dad, who decided to make the trip north to see their firstborn and maybe do a little fishing and a little helping and a little fish-eating. All of those were accomplished and a great time enjoyed by all to boot. Took Dad fishing I think four times and he slayed 'em on every trip but one, which is unusual for this time of year. Normally, there would have been a bit of ice floating around out there in the end of May and stubbornly slow fishing but the lake trout seemed to have forgotten their duty of ticking us off and bit well! Nice, legal size ones too, so most of them found their way to the frying pan.
Mom brought some seafood spice from Hawaii which did the trick of turning a fantastica fish feed into....well, something even more! Baked six pies, some cookies and rolkuchen to eat with our watermelon. Dad bought me a log splitter and we went through five cords of wood like a breeze. So, all in all, it has turned out to be a pretty good thing for Air North that I moved a couple thousand miles or so from the family farm back in '79. Not even such a bad thing for the folks as they seem to enjoy the trip, the scenery and well, the fish too. Many happy returns!
As for the weather, its gone downhill a bit, back to the normal highs of 18 and lows of 4 celcius, with a bit of wind and what we hope will turn into a nice general rain. Fire conditions are ripe for disaster. Down by the Yukon Motel they tell me that this area is 60 years overdue for a burn. In other words, the surrounding forest is over-mature and full of deadfall. This is concerning. No one wants to clearcut the area and destroy the scenery and so we wait for lightning or a tossed cig to do it for us...
Anna way, thats about it for now on the conditions around Teslin. Enjoy your summer. Theres only a few more days til the days get shorter again! :)
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