I’m also excited because its Spring time! If you overlook the bit of snow and moderately cold weather the past few weeks, you’ll notice a definite improvement in the making. While I did fish through the Winter, I didn’t get out as much as last year or as much as I wanted. The bite was off a little bit but I still caught plenty of fish. I also discovered a little late that a blue back crankbait was the hot ticket.
If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to prep your boat and tackle for the coming season. Make sure all items are inspected, cleaned, and oiled as required. Preventive maintenance goes a long way. And be sure to double check all your safety gear. Life jackets, pumps, radios, first aid kits, whistles and throwables.
I also want to welcome our new member of the SMSC Board of Directors, Mark Melius. Mark was tending the tournament table at the March meeting. He and the whole committee expended a lot of time and energy putting the Tournament Series together, including the new measuring boards and tags. Welcome Mark!
Lastly I extend an apology from the Board for a small faux pas at the March meeting swap night. It seems as though no one remembered that it was a Friday during Lent. Maybe that’s why a lot of hot dogs were left over.
So get out there and fish.