Leon Archer

The Sportsman’s World: March 17, 2012

Leon Archer

by Leon Archer

Every time Tim calls me and tells me how nice the weather is back home, I can’t help but think of all the times when it was sunny and warm here and I called him to see how much snow had fallen the night before.

It’s not cold here, but I still feel like the shoe is on the other foot. It has been up in the 80s a number of times recently, but Oswego County temperatures have been soaring not far behind us. It’s hard to believe.

You see, this was the year that I planned to come home early enough to get in on the bullhead fishing. Now, I’m hoping that you all will save a few for me and that the ones still in the lake will still be biting some at least when I get home.

I told Nathaniel to get some night crawlers so we could go as soon as I get there. I know I can still go up on the St. Lawrence, but I was hoping to save a little on gas and fish nearer home.

I have been sitting around home here in Barefoot Bay with the air conditioning on. I have used the down time to do some carving and I have a really nice duck for the annual April banquet of the Oswego County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. I know I’ll be home in time for that. Most years, I carve one of two decoys for their auction.

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