It's Spring 2021

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It's Spring 2021

Postby calamari » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:59 pm

Constant flight of Sandhill Cranes heading NNE over the house here in Auburn. Sure sign it's spring...as far as they're concerned anyway. They do the same thing in the fall going in the opposite direction signalling a new season.
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Re: It's Spring 2021

Postby 3200 man » Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:15 am

Better hope Spring hasn't sprung yet as irrigation season will need to be started early , even though , we don't have
much water ! :no:
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Re: It's Spring 2021

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:06 pm

Checked out a new spot at the 'Honey Hole' ranch
Beautiful set up for ducks. After the Canada shoot begins to thin after a couple of weeks in adjoining corn field, it will be all Mallards in the new spot.
After a few Russian Olives are trimmed, masses of grass that are a perfect match for my blind grass up will hide the eight man blind at water's edge perfectly!
I'm pumped! At least three out of four favorite spots will be in corn.
I reckon we will see a few near hundred bird days for friends and family!
So the words Fall and Autumn are not to be capitalized?
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Re: It's Spring 2021

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:27 pm

40*s and 50*s for a few days, then back came the snow yesterday morning, and again this morning. Just skiffs, but more predicted tomorrow and again the next day, but long range forecast says mid 60*s are on the way here in E. Idaho.
I can see why this California thread is so dead, my little town has California plates all over the place moving in to stay, and they all look happy! They will probably all be posting in the Idaho thread soon!
On another note, I took a brand new 'Idahoan' from S. California fishing on the bank of the Snake river Friday afternoon, and I landed an 18 inch Brown trout on second cast. Bank too steep at next place for stringer, stopped so I wrapped him in several twists of a large net I use, and sat on a rock to change hooks about ten or twelve feet from the net.
I got up to move and the net was unwrapped and fish was gone just that quick. It was dead, so either a Mink got it, or an Otter got it without a sound, or the field full of Honkers right behind me drowned out the sound. I do not begrudge that critter his meal, I prefer Rainbows anyway!
So the words Fall and Autumn are not to be capitalized?
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Re: It's Spring 2021

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:55 pm

Snow all night, and all day 'til just now. More coming
What's this "In Like a Lion, Out like a Lamb" stuff I hear about March?

Where's the warm weather?
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Re: It's Spring 2021

Postby HNTFSH » Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:54 pm

Fsbirdhouse wrote:Snow all night, and all day 'til just now. More coming
What's this "In Like a Lion, Out like a Lamb" stuff I hear about March?

Where's the warm weather?


Seems like just yesterday you were complaining about warm weather. :lol3:
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Re: It's Spring 2021

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:03 pm

HNTFSH wrote:
Fsbirdhouse wrote:Snow all night, and all day 'til just now. More coming
What's this "In Like a Lion, Out like a Lamb" stuff I hear about March?

Where's the warm weather?


Seems like just yesterday you were complaining about warm weather. :lol3:


Last year perhaps! And of course I complain!
Check back in August and call me a hypocrite then. It's what I do!
Damn! I love the change of seasons!
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Re: It's Spring 2021

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:51 am

Waiting on friend this morning who pours his own jig heads.
He's going to do some for me as well and is delivering today. Can't wait to put them to good use. We catch the heck out of Smallies.
Sometimes big trout on 'em too. 24" Brown last year, and a 21' Rainbow as well.
Soon, very soon now!
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Re: It's Spring 2021

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:34 pm

Those of you who live in farmlands, whether it be the rice fields in California, or fruit, or vegetables, or the orchards, there's something about watching the progression of planting, growing, and the harvest that is pleasing to those who keep an eye to such things.
We are almost done with the planting here at home in E Idaho, all but the corn. I suppose I pay closest attention to that, as it tells me which doors to be knocking on for future waterfowl hunting in the corn stubble. And a knock on the door 'CAN' still get access to premium ground to hunt. But the day will soon be on us that only money, or long term friendships open private gates here, the pressure, as well as the population..... is growing!
As the first of Spring plantings are seen, I know the big Browns in the Snake river will be coming 'On the Bite' here in town. As the Sun begins to draw the crops up out of the ground, the Run-Off in nearby mountains will raise the rivers and slow the fishing temporarily on that water, but the reservoirs will be likely spots to pick up the Kokanee Salmon in good numbers. As the 'Run-Off' winds down the Rainbows become ravenous, and 30+ fish days are provided by the Small Mouth Bass as water warms a bit.
The long, hot days of Summer are best spent on the water, but I have to admit, the weather can still be hot, but the first days of the harvest begins to stir notions that Fall is hard on it's heels. That is a countdown sure to get the blood up.
August sees the start of the Wheat harvest, September sees the Potatoes brought in, and the very last of September and first of October the corn is cut, and no sooner is the last of the harvest equipment gone, than the local ducks and geese begin to fill the rows of stubble.
October can be mild, sometimes wet, but the first of November can see an occasional snow event, and there is nothing quite like hearing the unseen chuckle of hen mallards passing over a corn stubble field as an early wet snow is falling, straining to catch sight of birds you know are coming, and then to see, at the edge of the decoy spread, dark shapes appearing out of the murk to begin settling down in your set.
Something to think about as Spring passes on to Summer, and you know the first of the harvest in Farm country is only three months away!
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Re: It's Spring 2021

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Fri May 14, 2021 12:37 pm

The air is full of the cries of Canada geese just now, and probably because I live across the street from one of the areas largest roosts in E Idaho, and the Canadas are beginning to nest in earnest. Soon they will fall as silent as the grave...so as to not alert the local Coyote they have hatched out the year's batch of young goslings. By mid-July most of those goslings will have fledged and the ruckus will be raised again. Currently some Canadas are flying over the house 20-25 yards high, even before Sun-up. Talk about troubling a man's sleep!
We are well and truly in the grip of 'High Spring' now, but I wish we were getting more rain. We had the worst, most prolonged drought I can ever remember here in 36 years in E Idaho last year, and I doubt we can face another such for seasons to come and meet the demands for water for this booming population increase we are currently experiencing.
But there's still enough in the Snake river for Rainbows and Bass, and as soon as it clears up some, it's gonna be tight lines and "Fish On!"
Spring has sprung!
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