Appreciating Fall Boating – The leaves are changing and the air is cooling, but the new season doesn’t mean you have to pull your Crownline and wrap it up for storage. For many boaters, fall is the best time of year to enjoy the open water. From the scenic views and tasty onboard meals, to cruises in the crisp autumn air and fantastic fishing on an empty lake, there’s plenty to love about fall in your Crownline.
Nothing Beats Fall Fishing
If you truly want to feel the serenity of a misty-morning fishing trip, it’s best felt in fall. The ramp is clear, the lake is empty, and no one’s horning in on your favorite spot. Check out last year’s guide to fall fishing. It’s full of helpful tips on how to catch certain species in the temperature-cooling months. So, set an early wake-up call and use that guide to help you snag your record catch.
It’s a Great Time to Stock Up
If you like to save money (and who doesn’t?), shop in the fall. Many boating retailers have good sales on gear and supplies this time of year. It’s like getting a great deal on a winter coat in June. Except when you buy boat gear in the fall, you still have a couple of months to enjoy it. So, head to your nearest outfitter or marine store and stock up on everything you need now—and next year.
It’s Celebration Season
Fall and onboard parties go great together. A quieter lake means more room to cruise and fewer qualms about turning up the tunes. There’s also so much to celebrate. Socially distanced college football tailgates are best done on a Crownline. You can also take your kids and their friends out for a back-to-school cruise. Or just celebrate the season by hosting your family with some favorite fall foods, drinks and snacks. Here are a few seasonal recipes to get you started:
Bistecca Fiorentina (Florentine Steak)
The Weather Is Fine
Gone are the uncomfortably hot days of summer. Fall may call for a few sweaters and blankets, but a cozy cruise is like sitting around the campfire with your friends. The drinks are warm, the conversation’s lively, the fall colors are glorious, and the memories last forever.