Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn in Michigan

I love the fall season in Michigan. So many good things happen in the fall. The dog days of summer gradually slip away and the trees begin their symphony of red, gold, orange, yellow and burgundy colors. The fall colors in northern Michigan usually peak around the middle of October but start turning around the end of September.
Backus Creek E of M18

Several of my favorite holidays arrive in the fall. First Halloween, then Thanksgiving (let the shopping begin). Soon after Christmas arrives with all of the decorations and of course the snow.

Fall signals the start of football, basketball and hockey. It also means the beginning of several hunting seasons including fall Turkey, Waterfowl, Squirrel and Deer bow season on the first of October. There is still good fishing and the DNRE doesn't pull the boat launch docks until the end of October on the big lakes. The small lakes remain acessable by boat until the snow flies and the ice starts to form.

I once heard of an angler who was fishing on Backus Lake when a cold front came through and flash froze the lake. His boat was stuck in the ice and couldn't be moved. He didn't want to leave his boat behind, so he built a shanty over his boat and waited until the spring thaw. Until next time.

Take Care,


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