Its with mixed feelings I report that its going to get chilly. I think fall should look and act like fall, and that means chilly mornings, mild afternoons with the constant chance of rain or snow. But its hard to complain about 70 degrees in November.
Its been a weird one for me. I was in a blizzard in late October (you can read about it in the cover story), then came home to sunny and warm.
Its been a little hard to wrap my head around it, especially in regard to fishing.
The bass guys had a tournament last weekend on C.J. Strike and caught a bunch of smallmouths and at least one giant largemouth. Maybe the new cast-and-blast should be bass fishing and duck hunting at C.J., but that just doesnt seem right.
As I write this, the morning low was in the 40s, and thats forecasted to be the high this weekend.
I realize this is a fishing report and not a weather report, but I think you see where Im heading. Its going to get considerably colder fast, and that usually doesnt bode well for fishing.
I think Im going to sit this one out this weekend, or maybe take a quick trip to the Boise River to see if I can hook a steelhead.
Not that I am afraid of cold weather, I just like to catch fish, and the conditions arent looking favorable.
Of course, I could be wrong, and I will take no offense whatsoever if you go fishing and prove it. In fact, I encourage it. Be sure to email me a photo and tell me how stupid I was to stay home. I wont be offended, I will appreciate it.
Roger Phillips email@example.com