Recently, while poking around the viewing statistics page of The Culvert, I noticed this obscene spike in views. I've seen this before, and it always means one of two things: either we've been picked up by some website trying to sell penis enlargers, or The Trout Underground has featured another Culvert post.
Well, sure enough, Chandler has squeaked* us again, hence the big spike in views. And we're certainly grateful for it. More views inevitably leads to greater and greater riches.
But as I was staring at the views spike, a revelation hit me square between the eyes. This graph looks suspiciously like the streamflow chart for my local stream...the local stream that I have not been able to fish because every damn time it approaches fishable levels, we get another gully-washer and my carp flats and smallmouth pools turn into Class 6 whitewater.
For reference purposes, this stream is fishable at Gage Heights well below 4.0, and 12.0 is about 2,000 CFS in a stream that fishes well at about 75.
Though I've found no temporal connection between these spikes, the resemblance of form is uncanny, don't you think?
I think it's pretty clear that Chandler is behind this.
I'd like to fish soon, Tom. Please...
[* Editors comment: It's called "tweeted". Brayshaw does not use "social media". Our apologies. He just doesn't know any better.]