Why You Should Extend Your Boating Season Through Fall

September 12, 2019 11:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re rapidly approaching the end of the year and summer is starting to feel like a distant dream. The end of the popular boating season always comes too quickly, but you don’t have to give up your relaxing time at the lake just because the kids are back in school.

Did you know that autumn boating is still awesome? If you haven’t extended your boating through the fall in Lewiston, CA, you’re missing out on prime time out on the water! It’s a little cooler outside, but with a little extra planning, the fun doesn’t have to stop just because Labor Day has come and gone. Here’s why you’ll love boating in the fall:

  • Enjoy the changing foliage from a different perspective: With fall comes the changing foliage colors, which are always a stunning sight. Floating on the water watching a shoreline thick with the vivid shades of autumn with a hot beverage in one hand and your fishing rod in the other is the perfect way to welcome the new season. Go midday to make the most of the sunshine.
  • Less crowded than summer: Summer is a popular season on the lake since everyone is out of school, so summer boating is a far busier, more social time of year. Boating in the fall is a more relaxing experience: the docks are empty, the queues for fuel are all but non-existent and traffic is significantly reduced.
  • Helps with winterization: Many boat owners use the autumn months to winterize their boats and put them away for the winter—but it’s actually better for your boat to keep it running as long as possible. Engines, batteries, circuitry and pumps don’t like to sit idle, and you can still perform some of your basic winterization tasks before you finally say goodbye to the lake for the season. Some experts recommend winterizing the heating and cooling systems and simply using a space heater, for example.
  • Good fishing: Fall is a great season for fishing. The fish are actively fattening themselves up for the cold weather months (if they don’t end up on our plates first), and the cooler weather encourages them to stick around shallower water.

Always use caution

Always use caution and common sense whenever you’re on the water, but especially in the cooler months. As the light fades more quickly at this time of year, you could get caught by surprise. Autumn also brings strong winds and heavy rains in addition to cooling the water significantly—hypothermia sets in much quicker during the fall and can have devastating results. Always dress in layers, and let someone know that you’re going out on the lake in case of an accident.

Stay safe and have fun on the water this autumn! For information about boat rentals, boat safety and fall boating in Lewiston, CA, get in touch with the team at Trinity Alps Marina. We offer a full line of marine services, including boat and other watercraft rentals, and look forward to welcoming you soon!

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