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The Lilac Almanac

Since 1818 the Farmer’s Almanac has been giving us long range weather predictions. We look to the woolly caterpillar to tell us how harsh winter will be, and to Punxsutawney Phil to see when spring will come. Now, we can add a tree to our list of forecasters.

Did you know that when the leaves of the lilac are the size of a mouse’s ear, it is time to pick mushrooms? News to me.

Or, how about this one: When the lilacs are in bloom, the walleye are biting?

Now, both those sayings came from a couple of my favorite area anglers, and we know fishermen always tell the truth….

How about finding out for yourself in Roscommon County. Come up for some springtime fishing on Michigan’s Other Great Lakes (Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake St. Helen). Visit area bait stores who can tell you where and when the fish are hitting. Since the opening of walleye season less than a month ago, there have been some great catches.
And, an added bonus this weekend, a full moon (the Flower Moon). We all know that a full moon is a walleye angler’s dream. That’s when walleye fishing is at its best.


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