September is nearly gone, and October is just around the corner.
October is a magic month, one of the years finest, with crisp autumn mornings, leaves turning red and gold, high floating cumulus clouds in a clear, blue sky, and the scent of fox grapes and burning leaves in the air. It's a great month to go fishing, not hard-work fishing, just lazy trips that will let you sit back, relax and enjoy the day.
If you catch some fish, that's a bonus.
When I get an urge to just go fishing, I usually head for Lake Erie, and while I might make a trip on a head boat for perch, I'm more inclined to shore fish, spend very little money and just enjoy the endless waves and sea gulls keening overhead. In the Western Basin, there are lots of places to go. One that I hit frequently and have mentioned before in these pages is the Huron Pier, a long, long stretch of cement that pushes a broad finger into the lake from downtown Huron.