It's become traditional for some Huron County folk to head south for the winter or at least a couple of weeks, but this year the snowbirds were flying south in coveys and flocks.
Unremitting cold, rain and snow and generally miserable days made the south look unusually good. But actually, there's a better time to go or to make a second trip, especially if you're a fisherman, and that time is right now. For several good reasons.
One is that the weather is close to perfect. Not too hot during the days, not too cool at night, and the likelihood of cold fronts putting the fishing off is almost non-existent. Two, you'll probably get off-season rates, since winter is srime time, and three, that aforementioned salt water fishing can be very good.
As a veteran guide once told me: "The two worst months of the year are January and February. March is better, April action is good, and May and June when the tarpon and snook really start to hit are excellent."