I know it’s not part of a, and I quote, “outdoor section,” but I do write for the Chronicle and I felt led and the need to ask. When you lose someone or somebody you may know to a death, one of the first things you might think of is, when did I last see or talk to that person? Was it good or bad? I know I’ve asked myself. And I’m not going to make an epistle out of this, but yet just a small challenge. Tell just one — doesn’t have to be two, four, or 12 — just one person today whether it be a loved one, relative or friend, that you love them or just thinking about them. Or just to say hello. Whether by phone or in person or social media or however. You just never know. It could be your last. If we knew, we all would probably wait. Don’t wait and have to say to yourself, I wished I could’ve, should’ve, would’ve. Reminds me of something I read a long time ago that you may know also. There are three kinds of people — those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened.

Now on to the outdoors. The fish bite (trout, reds and snook) has been some of the best of the year. Partly due to the fantastic weather we’ve been experiencing. And the last weekend and past few days is no exception and have finally and officially felt like fall. With the low humidity and temps, it has made time spent on the water with clients and fishing ‘reeeely’ enjoyable. Oh, and BTW, Ms. Bonnie the bait lady is back in business with a great looking boat. That’s enough “B’s.” Give her “A” visit, and show your support.

These next four or five days are going to be jam-packed with things, events, and just good ole stuff going on.

The annual Homosassa arts and crafts seafood festival is this weekend. Then you have Monday the 11th, which everybody knows is Veterans Day. HEY! You can revert back to paragraph one, if you know someone who’s a vet. Or need a reason. And then of course, there will be all us fleas out scurrying around in search of that deal at the many yard sales to bury their selves in that will be going on. I’m sure other things will be going on that I didn’t mention. However, just to add in, the now-casters are predicting the weather is going to be nice with the upcoming days being in the high 70’s to low 80’s.

I leave it today with this. I sincerely appreciate you and everyone out here in Citrus County who mentions they enjoy reading the articles written over the last some 15 years. Whether good, bad, or indifferent. It all matters. All the contributing editors I feel try to help in some small way. Hope to see ya on the waters!

Capt. Rick Burns runs Reel Burns Charters out of Homosassa. He can be contacted at 352-201-6111 or visit his website at www.homosassafishingguide.com.

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