November 1, and it is 75 degrees on my deck…......it could be snowing!
I just got home from a fishing outing on my favorite puddle; Bartlett Lake, a backwater of the Mississippi in Winona, MN. Too glorious a day to waste doing yard work and other mundane chores. From 9:30 until noon, I floated about, tossing a fly and soaking in the sun on a mirror-like lake, not really caring that much if I caught a mess of fish. I did manage to hook a few crappies and several bluegills. I brought home two crappies and seven bluegills, that will be supper for my wife and me, and our neighbor lady, as well.
There us something special about a day like this in November…....sort of an unexpected gift to be savored…..storing up the memory for a snowy and blustery day to come. Usually I have my boat tucked away for the winter about now, but I may keep it going for a few more days, hoping to sneak away for one more outing before giving in to the reality of winter.
Stay warm my friends…....Happy Sawdust…......
-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com