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no fishing report- save the menhaden!

Capt. John Kumiski
October 8, 2017
Titusville - Saltwater Fishing Report

Bad Weather No Fishing Report

Thank you for reading this bad weather no fishing report.

The wind blew hard all week. It rained a lot. I had one trip scheduled- we postponed it.

Show and Tell Seminar
Hurricane Irma badly damaged the dike roads in Merritt Island NWR. The standard show and tell seminar can't be held. We're offering the On-the-Water Show and Tell Seminar on October 21. For more information or to register, visit this link: www.spottedtail.com/mosquito-lagoon-on-the-water-show-and-tell-fishing-seminar/

Save the Menhaden!
Menhaden (pogies, bunker, and many other local names) convert plant matter into animal matter by filtering the water (cleaning that water in the process). They are a vitally important baitfish for a large number of fish that anglers like to catch.
Hurricane Irma caused the ASMFC to reschedule the menhaden hearing in Melbourne to October 10 6pm. The deadline for written comments was also extended to October 24 5pm EST.  
The hearing October 10 will be the only one in the South. We need everyone we can to turn out and speak in support of Issue 2.6 Option E. If we don't, Omega Protein, who had 150-200 allies at the hearing in VA this week, could take the day when it comes to final action Nov 13-14. Please come out and support your fishing future!

On Fly Fishing the Northern Rockies- A Review

On Fly Fishing the Northern Rockies- Essays and Dubious Advice, by Chadd VanZanten and Russ Beck. The History Press, 2015, paperback, 126 pages, $19.99

Brilliant. Witty. Insightful. Could more superlatives make you want to read this beautifully written little gem? It doesn't matter where you live or what you fish for, if you have the soul of a fly fisher you will enjoy this book immensely.

The authors alternate essays, liberally sprinkling angling philosophy through their prose. On an angler's honesty- "Always tell the truth sometimes." On your fishing vehicle- "It's essential to cultivate the sweet, pungent smell of mildew." On why fishing can be difficult- "The hardest thing about fishing is that all the people live on land."

A random paragraph- Those cutthroats were reckless. They came from deep holes, crossed from one side of the channel to the other to take a fly. They came up two at a time. Those fish were irrational. I was extra careful when returning each to the stream that day. Clearly, they could not be trusted with their own safety.

The book has dashes of Gierach, touches of Cardenas, but the flavor is clearly that of the authors. VanZanten is an editor when he's not fishing. Beck teaches writing. I'd like to take his class. Their considerable talent is on full display here.

On Fly Fishing the Northern Rockies is the best fishing book I've read in a long time. It's not a candidate for catch and release.

So we did not wet a line for this bad weather no fishing report! But thanks for reading!

Life is great and I love my work!
 
Life is short- Go Fishing!

John Kumiski
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