From the Director’s Desk
by Emmett Brown
October 19, 2018
Mr. Webster defines Indian Summer as a period of unseasonably warm and sunny weather preceded by the first killing frost. Well our first killing frost was almost four weeks ago and yesterday was our only flirtation with Indian Summer. Temperatures reached almost 70 degrees in Hayward and we were kissed by a sun that we haven't seen in weeks. That is all gone now. Current temperatures are 55 degrees with a bullet headed in the wrong direction. And long gone is that shiny object in the sky. Oh well, this should make duck hunters happy. Because tomorrow's forecast is a high of 32 degrees with a stiff northwest wind. Certain, of course, to send down our web-footed adversaries from the north. Or, at least, that is what is anticipated. We will see, as I plan to be on a rice lake tomorrow morning with shotgun in hand. This past August our national selection committee met and elected a splendid group of inductees into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame for 2019. Hall of Famers all and quite deserving of the honor bestowed upon them. Please turn to page 4 to view the Class of 2019. Congratulations to all!
The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame has a new sponsor. It is the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. It's a great organization whose primary mission is to promote sportfishing and boating by encouraging new and former devotees into the sports. Please go to their website at www.takemefishing.org for more information. Welcome aboard RBFF!
For those of us who live in the northern climes, it's probably time to start thinking about winterizing our watercrafts. Don't wait too long as winter can come quick. To our southern friends, you still have plenty of time to wet a line and I am jealous.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Emmett A. Brown, Jr. | Executive Director