Thursday, May 19, 2011
One of the Shining Icons of the Idaho Annual Calendar cycle is Opening Day of fishing season. Basically, Opening Day is a lot like a religious holiday, perhaps like Christmas or Easter or something of that magnitude. Heck, it's probably better than Thanksgiving for a lot of addicted fishermen. Imagine a combination of cabin fever with fish fever and a dose of obsessive compulsiveness and you get a good idea what happens to the fish people here. Now, through in one of Eastern Idaho's most famous annual events--the St. Anythony Fisherman's Breakfast--and you have a recipe for barely controlled chaos. The Holy Grail of Opening Day is a place called Henry's Lake. It's a genuine Mecca. Well, guess what? Henry's Lake is totally and completely frozen over--S-O-L-I-D!! WOW, this is a cause of HUGE concern here in Eastern Idaho right now. It's never frozen over by Opening Day. Fishermen everywhere are on their knees casting their eyes, hearts, hands Heavenward sending fervent pleas for "ice out" by May 28. Odds are the ice will still be firmly in place by May 28th and that could send uncounted tens of thousands of fishermen into a state of total despair and depression. Only time will tell but it is an entertaining soap opera while it lasts.
We will hopefully add another blog post later today. We spent a lot of time earlier this morning updating yet another blog we maintain. We've long ago lost count of the blogs we own. We think it's "30-something." Sometimes by the time we get around to writing The Daily News, we are plumb "blogged out." So it is this morning.
Have a great day and Many Cheers! jp
Posted by John Parsons at 8:57 AM