As I drove down the road with boat in tow after a great day of fishing, I could not help but wonder if this would be my last fishing opportunity of the open water season. With a serious cold snap in the forecast and some potential snow flurries by the end of this week, our stretch of warm October weather seems to be coming to a screeching halt. It is with bitter sweet emotions that I may be tucking the boat away for the season.
September is a month that I always look forward to writing due to the simple reality that there are so many great things happening in the outdoors. Walleyes and muskies are starting to put the feed bags on in anticipation of colder weather while archery deer, small game and waterfall hunting seasons are all once again open. There are so many fun things to write about, yet as I sit down after a weekend trip down to Milwaukee, the only thing I can keep my mind settled in on is salmon fishing.
We have entered that time of the year when the August days are getting shorter and the nights are becoming noticeably cooler. Summer is such a short and cherished time for many of us in Central Minnesota that I do not want to wish a single day of it away. With the onset of autumn also comes the reality that deer hunting season is rapidly approaching. Archery season opens in less than a month, and the firearms season will be upon us before we know it.
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