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Spring is almost here – but what a winter it was!
Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 1:16 pm
This is one of the best times of year in Maine. It’s part winter, part spring, part mud season . . . but still no black flies. Turkeys are gobbling off in the distance and the deer are making their way out of their winter haunts. That’s a great combination if you ask me! Seriously, the kids are still in school, I can get on the ice to fish, we can go turkey scouting and even hit a few smaller brooks for the first brookie of the year. That’s heaven.
But there’s a down side to the story too, and it’s sad and depressing. My boats are sitting in the driveway with crocodile tears dripping out of their exhaust valves. They feel so unloved, so lonely. But never fear “Mrs. Yamaha”, you have your scheduled tune-up and spring cleaning on Monday! You’ll feel like a new girl, ready to purr when I turn the key just right.
The smaller boats aren’t nearly as disgruntled though. They know they’ll see action this coming week because the boat launches are free of ice and the rivers are begging to be fished. Is there anything more satisfying than the first day on the water each spring? I can think of a few analogies to describe it, but they are not appropriate for this wholesome, family oriented blog.
We had a heck of a winter here at MWT. If you get a chance, look at our Facebook page, you can see some of the videos and pictures from the winter season. What a hoot!
Speaking of winter seasons, we filmed a television show with “On the Water TV” again this year. The show should be coming out in the next few weeks – I’ll keep you posted on facebook. The guys at the T.V. studio sent me the teaser yesterday. Check it out!