a community newsletter by and for the residents of Woodland Valley
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Today is the official start of the 2015 fishing season! To celebrate, here is a little ditty from Mike O'Neil (aka Boreegard). Happy fishing!!
PISCATORIAL CORRECTNESS It seems so goddam exclusionary and elitist, That the Catch and Release bunch, Should shine their holy light on trout and salmon, And ignore—nay—denigrate by exclusion, The other fish who share the same waters.
I was taught as a boy to throw the chubs and suckers, And others of their ilk, up onto the bank, To rid the stream of such trash— To let them die in a cruel deprivation of their primal elements— How else should one treat junk fish?
I never thought of them as a part of the grand, Pesce scheme of things, though surely GOD Made them, as he too fashioned the pretty ones. As I trudge slowly towards decrepitude, the common fish seem, More valuable for their balancing and presence.
The clumsy grandeur of huge Podunk River carp, Slowly vacuuming offerings of day old bread, Thrown to them in the sluggish muddy waters, By boys of a certain age, Is as exciting to me as the scarlet flash of a lunging rainbow.
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Here is a 24 hour video loop of the weather in Woodland Valley. The camera goes to black during the nighttime hours but gives you a pretty good idea of the weather in the remaining daytime hours of the loop.
Be aware that the most current weather is at the end of the loop.