Unless your a duck hunter or fishing the rivers this fall in Michigan, its probably a good time to think about winterizing your outboard and shrink wrapping your boat for winter. Yes, there are still going to be some good days of boating ahead, but when the thermometer drops, getting your boat out of the water is the last thing you will want to take care of. Dealing with the cold, rain, or possibly even snow will just make the task at hand that much harder and unenjoyable.
Its mid September and about a month from now the leaves will be in their peak colors and slowly starting to fall. Then all of the sudden, slowly starting to fall turns into a flash flood of orange, reds, and yellows blanketing your entire yard. If your anything like me raking leaves is the last thing you want to be doing after work or on the weekend when your just trying to relax. The good news is you don't have to rake your whole yard the traditional way like back in the day when you were a kid.
For many boaters in the northern states, Labor Day weekend marks the last big hurrah of their boating season before it is time to pull the boat out of the water for the winter months. Shortly after the holiday weekend schedules get busy, the kids will be back in school, and that north wind starts blowing cold air from the Arctic. But wait a minute. Just because Labor Day basically marks the end of summer that doesn't mean that your boating season has to come to an end too.
Fall is the beginning of the year for a lot of people here in Michigan. It brings on the start of hunting season, college football, and cooler temps. But it also means that fall chores and hard work is not too far behind. Yeah, sure the leaves are a pretty sight with all the pastel colors, but they are also a never ending pain to clean up. And once they finally stop falling and you have them all picked up, here comes the ice and snow. This year don't break your back over all of the hard work that fall brings. Let a Husqvarna make things little easier for you.
Fall is approaching and it will bring the somber end-of-summer vibes with it. Pack away your swimsuit, enjoy your tan while you have it, and kiss the warm weather goodbye - but whatever you do, don't send your boat in for storage just yet. Summer boating is nearly impossible to compete with, but that doesn't mean fall boating should be overlooked completely; it's still good for something.
It's good for your game
With a change in location and bait, fall can be a great time for bass fishing. The colder weather and water temperatures will coax the bass into shallower waters. It's best to use bait that does well in shallower waters: crankbait, spinner bait, or jerkbait to list a few. Because bass are more aggressive in the fall, preparing for cold months with little feeding ahead, they're willing to work for their food - so it will be especially beneficial to use lures that look like the shad that they're feeding on. Regardless of what type of bait you are using, try and mimic the shad with the color.