Saturday, May 30 2015 @ 03:16 PM EDT
Contributed by: Bill Thompson
Slow Memorial Day Weekend
By Bill Thompson
Over time our memory of events seems to dim. Nate Hill and I were arguing this past week (something that we do a lot of) about how well the fishing has been over the last few Memorial Day weekends. Nate took the position that it is always poor right up to the first week of June. My position was that in general it is good. Some anglers keep a record of these things; recording stream flows, temperatures, and how many fish they caught. Unfortunately I am not one to do this kind of thing, however I do write a weekly fishing column for this newspaper and over the last 13 years I have just about always written a column about the fishing conditions during the last week of May. A quick look at my past five years of columns revealed that both Nate and I were correct. Apparently, if you can believe what I wrote, we have had alternating good and poor seasons during that time period. Last year it was fantastic whereas the previous year was only marginal. This year we were back in the slump mode, much like the Red Sox.