Monday, April 27, 2009

Highs and lows of flows

Lately we have had more high than low flows. Last weekend the flows were pretty good. I did some scouting trips to the Sugar and Contoocook Rivers and caught some fish. Last Monday I took my friend Richard on a trip to the Contoocook River to give him a few tips and here is the little video I put together of Richard with one of the fish he hooked.

The next day it rained and the river was blown out with near-flood-level flows until this weekend. I was pretty busy anyway. On Wednesday I testified at a public hearing about the potential consolidation of a number of NH state departments, including Fish and Game, Agriculture and Parks and Recreation. I guess the Concord Monitor liked one of the sound bites I generated.


  1. Jack (age 3) wants to see another video. Emma (age 5)wants to know what a sore jaw is, but said it was fun to watch Papa Ruh. Daughter Jen is skeptical- she didn't actually see Dad catch the fish.

  2. Oh yee of little faith! I rarely exaggerate and never lie about something as important as catching a trout. Papa Ruh surely did fool a couple trout that fine day and actually landed the one shown in the video. I will have my law firm, (Dewey, Cheatem and Howe) certify the event with sworn depositions, oops, I swore off swearing, so that is out!
    You will have to take my word for it, Papa Ruh was the top rod on the Contoocook River that fine day.