Summer 2014 Yahoo! Summer is here and the 4th of July is upon us!
Earlier this spring the steelhead fishing on the Salmon River was better than ever. Those
giant fish are beginning to tremble with fear at the mere mention of the word “Nahanni”. A lot of the credit for our fishing success goes to Josh from Wack’em Fishing Guide Service. Not only did he locate lots of big, hungry fish but he never once fell out of the boat!
Happy Independence day! What is better than a warm weather holiday full of cookouts and fireworks? But let’s not forget the real reason this holiday exists. It is to celebrate the creation of the United States of America and the dramatic and unique fashion that our county came into existence.
Thomas Jefferson great work The Declaration of Independence starts out with a great message to all people who cherish freedom –
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation……
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness……”
TJ was not one to mince words and he made a point to show his dislike for England’s King George III. He pointed out the rather bad behavior of the king –
“He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance.He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant. He has sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences: He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.”
Have a happy summer everyone. Be sure to stay well hydrated, use sun block, remember to floss, sleep well, don’t get sprayed by a skunk, watch out for merciless Indian Savages and most importantly – do NOT let anything cut into your fishing time and have lots of fun. Nahanni!