Greetings once again from the headquarters of my Tyee Pool Tour Guide services and I hope everyone is well, happy and catching the odd fish. Today, opening day, finds me behind the eight-ball and the boat is not quite ready as yet, but will be launched soon. Faithful fans will recall we went one for six from my boat last year, a dismal record at first glance, but there are reasons for lost fish and as always, few of those reasons are the fault of the rower, something one learns quickly after becoming a rower. LOL Sure, I learned I did the wrong thing when Diane hooked up and her sister Sharon got involved which resulted in my making a bad choice of things to do and the resultant lost fish. Call it a learning experience. But I'm claiming innocence in having anything to do with the other four that came loose, one on the fifth jump, one hooked by hand during a weed check, one coming loose on a jump some 60' away and the last one just simply shook the hook. I know. I was there. Most of you are aware this year will allow but one fish per day for the rod-holder/angler so I'm anticipating much more in the way of catch and release with fewer under-sized ones taken as we'll all be more discerning about what is killed, particularly if it's an obvious under. Should you wish a fish just for the fish then no problem taking it but you will have to stop fishing then. Obviously we rowers can row more than one fish per day as long as we use different anglers. The past couple of months have seen a couple of major events in my life use up time I should have spent on the boat, but it'll be ready to rock and looking good very soon. I'm looking forward to keeping you all updated as best I can and hopefully I'll be able to achieve a few more hook-ups this year, ideally with some of my long-suffering but faithful rod-holders, bless them all. Don't expect much until the fish arrive, and nobody knows when that may be. Until then............................ Take care.