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Ard 05-18-2013 02:45 PM

So, Why Am I Not Fishing?
Yeah I've seen all the "I'm Tired Of Winter" threads.

I've seen the "It's Really Warm Here" threads.

And I'll grant you that the weather has been pretty screwy for a lot of us. I knew it was coming but you gotta try to understand what it's like to have your river boat sitting out in the drive, your big pontoon Raft all rigged up and loaded on the trailer, and then be me. Not just be me, but be me here!

I walked out onto my deck this morning at 7:00 AM and took a look around. Then I said out loud "How is this #@!%&^* possible"! :doh:

It's still doing it! :icon_cry:

There is almost 4" of it on the railing around the deck and the ground and forest floor are covered. :eek:

It is all over the trees! All over my boat and rafts! :(

If you were to read this: or just scroll through to find the pictures they were taken between May 10 and may 15 of 2011.

How can this possibly be the same place? How can this be the same life?

I'm trying to stay positive here but if you read the blog about the Great Flood of 2012 then you know it started raining last year on September 13th. That rain lasted until the weather turned so cold that it turned to snow and plunged to -30*. :(

That's where the season pretty much ended, September 13 with a flood like no one here had ever seen here before! :icon_cry:

Today is May 18, and it is snowing like mad with 4" on the deck and probably 8" already soaked into the ground which had thawed already................

So I'll let you know as soon as I catch a fish, I'll paste the picture of that fish in so many threads you'll want me banned for spamming. :D

It's been a really Long, Hard, Winter in South Central Alaska.

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Picture worth a thousand words? Here's a few thousand..................

Looking up the drive lane toward the road

Not going to drive the motorcycle today

Probably won't be smoking fish today

Should uncover the Tundra and go to the store maybe?

Floating the river is out

Maybe the'll get the ice out at the river launch by tomorrow........

darwin 05-18-2013 02:52 PM

Re: So, Why Am I Not Fishing?
And here is me thinking the swimming pool is a wee bit cool... :D

newby 05-18-2013 02:53 PM

Re: So, Why Am I Not Fishing?
Sorry to hear that Ard. But good news! According to the weather forecasts, it's supposed to warm to the 50s and even flirt with 60 next week for you guys. I'm certain that will be a welcome relief and time to go fishing. Meanwhile here in AZ, its nice to have a 90 degree day today. We've had a few days of 100-102 degree heat already and it makes enjoying being outside difficult.

mcnerney 05-18-2013 02:53 PM

Re: So, Why Am I Not Fishing?
Ard: Wow, after seeing all that new snow I can understand how discouraged you are. When I lived in Fairbanks (16 years) I could always count on all the snow being gone by May 15. Hang in there, hopefully spring will finally arrive!

Ard 05-18-2013 02:54 PM

Re: So, Why Am I Not Fishing?
I'll be back after while, I have an appointment with a mood coach coming up :icon_cry:

williamhj 05-18-2013 03:00 PM

Re: So, Why Am I Not Fishing?
Ouch! It pains me to be working around the house while buddies are out fishing, but snow on the ground. That's hard to take. My mood coach is currently chilling in the fridge.

caseywise 05-18-2013 03:06 PM

Re: So, Why Am I Not Fishing?
late,late snow fall:confused:....talked to my parents this morning they're soooo over it:(

Ard 05-18-2013 03:47 PM

Re: So, Why Am I Not Fishing?

Originally Posted by williamhj (Post 557161)
My mood coach is currently chilling in the fridge.

I didn't wait for that, I like it warm

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Just was outside again, it's stopping and the sun is trying to break through. It just can't keep coming, it's daylight almost 20 hours right now things have to warm up.

There will be a huge Aurora display tonight. I'm going up north at midnight to try photos one last time until fall.

jimp 05-18-2013 07:45 PM

Re: So, Why Am I Not Fishing?
Was just raining when I got up at 6am this morning (no fishing :mad: as the possiblity of T-storms existed for the day), sent the wife off to work, and I waxed the truck and my car today. A productive day, but not what I really wanted to do.

jaybo41 05-18-2013 07:50 PM

Re: So, Why Am I Not Fishing?
Jeez Ard! You can't seem to catch a break this year so far. I sure am hoping your luck changes soon. Sending good karma and some luck your way.

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