Greetings and Salamanders to all and welcome once again to my annual attempt to sustain my desire to keep at this activity called Tyee rowing by sharing the events from here almost as they happen and by meeting new rod-holders and rekindling relationships with some of my regulars, most of whom now fall easily into the "long suffering" category as a result of my spectacular albeit so far fruitless attempts to get any of them a Tyee. Now that's a sentence!! I'm hoping none of you mind a brief recap of last year plus some new updates regarding tackle and changes to the pool structure. If you do mind, stop reading. Last year my trusty group and I managed four strikes in the pool with three fish boated, none of which was 30 lbs. We might have boated the fourth one but circumstances involving a new rower who didn't get out of our way and me going the wrong way to escape him rather than yelling at him coupled with the fish arriving boat-side in a highly agitated and energetic condition on a short line and in the dark allowed it to escape before I could net it. I'd blame my rod-holder but he's too darn big so in this case, it was all the newby's fault. LOL Nobody out that I saw this morning but had a good catch up with Randy K and a couple of other rowers as we registered with Bob at the Clubhouse and Randy and I confirmed what I had suspected might be the case after the heavy rains of last Fall when Hydro ran the Campbell as high as they could without flooding Campbellton. That action allowed massive amounts of gravel, most placed the last few years at no small expense, to be carried out to sea and distributed on the bars north and south of the river-mouth main channel. Common sense told me this had to settle somewhere so last week I went out in my boat with a depth-sounder and basically recreated my routine when we're fishing to check the depth we're mostly in plus I wanted to see how much the bar north of the Clubhouse nearing the "marker" tree aka "Van Egan's tree" might have moved. Wow!! It has moved considerably towards the south and it starts getting shallow at least 100' or more south from where it used to. I shall bear that in mind this year for sure. Also, a lot of the Eelgrass that used to cover the bars is now itself buried, although if that will affect fishing is unknown, plus the whole rip of the flood has changed locations off the bar too. Talking with Randy about this just a couple of hours ago and he noted a couple of changes in the bar shape and structure as well as a reversal in the signs some old-timers used to use as time tellers as to when to go out on the flood tide. Quite interesting info and somewhat confirmed by my observations too. In the tackle department for this season I'm pleased to announce a slight upgrade in reels as I've been gifted with a pair of Hardy Longstones that will replace the Daiwa 275B ones used before. As exciting to me is the fact that yesterday I picked up a new-to-me original Minser (Lucky Louie) Shovelnose plug in excellent shape. I'm stoked because now I have two Shovelnose plugs so can swim them together and hope they balance each other in action. Hard to effectively fish a Shovelnose on one side and a more standard Chinook nose on the other. Anyway, I'll be keeping a beady eyeball on the Pool and will yell out when I need a rod-holder because fish have showed up. Should anyone know that they will be around in August or September on a specific date feel free to contact me and I'll save a spot for you on my calendar. Hope you all survived the past year as good as I have and I'm looking forward to meeting up again this year. Until then....... Take care.