I hate when we get past summer vacations and the kids go back in school. Everyone is distracted and busy getting everything organized and need to run extra errands. Also, have you noticed how early it is getting dark in the evenings since Labor Day. I have; it stinks!! Before long we will be turning the clocks forward. I call it the end of Summer Blues.
But all is not lost, the end of Summer also means the beginning of the Fall fishing weather. Cooler nights make for good sleeping weather and a changes in our local waters. Pleasure boaters and jet skiers are out in smaller numbers and boat traffic in general is down. Ramps and other boating facilities are freed up making boating and fishing more stress free. This is all good news for the die-hard anglers.
Our local waters also change greatly during the Fall fishing season. The grass starts to break up and fish move to the hard cover. The fish become concentrated making a good spot even better. The fish also don't seem to mind if the water gets off colored as much as they did in Mid Summer. Crank-baits, Spinner-baits and top water get going before the fish head to their wintering holes. Most angler really like the Fall fishing season, almost as much as they look forward to the Spring season. I know that I have liked it and probably more than Spring.
Fall is always a exciting time for tournament anglers, it brings the end of season tournaments and Championships. Anglers get to see where they have stacked ended up to their competitors after a long season of competing on various trails. Some angler will get to move on to future tournaments or jump to another level because of their fishing prow-less. Congratulation to them for a job well done.
When you go home tonight after work and the auto sensor on your truck's headlights flip on the lights, it alright to mad, but only for a minute. Then flip that switch in you head, because it's time to get out there and get ready to catch some fish, enjoy the weather and get ready for the end of the year tournaments. That's the way to handle the End of Summer Blues.