October also brings cooler temps, a bit of rain, an another reason for hope - steelhead. I hear they may be running off lake Michigan. Hmm, keep hope alive! Always keep hope alive.
PS - October 1 is also the birthday for Richard W. Winterstein, Daniel R. Winterstein, and Luc Messmer. My pop is 75 years young, brother Dan - 49? and nephew Luc is 16! Best wishes to all.