A time of transition ... from fishing to hunting

By Bill Bartusek, Outdoors Columnist

Another routine weekend in October, except for me.

It was time to pull the dock out of the lake and put the boat away until next spring. It's never one of my happiest times, but I was ready to get it done.

Despite the wet spring and early summer, fishing was pretty good. We also had some great weather after the first of July. We did do some fishing the last day, and some great success. We found both sunfish and crappies in about 22 feet of water. There were also some nice sized pike mixed in with them.

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