Spring is in the air, at least in some peoples minds. The morel lady, Theresa Maybrier of Team Morel will be attending Outdoorama beginning Feb., 23. Hunting morels is definitely a spring activity.
So is the annual No-Mo kayak fishing tournament, now several years old but in it's second year of benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation.
That's where those bump boards come in. Bump boards are measuring devices like rulers, used to tell how large a fish is.
In the No-Mo, set for May 6 this year, fish are not brought to the ramp for a weigh-in, as such. They are placed on an approved ruler/bump board, a photo is taken of the fish, the measurement and the bump board, then downloaded when the weigh-in begins.
It's the assembling of all of this equipment that puts one in the mind of spring. So does the annual Quiet Water Symposium in Lansing at MSU, March 3.
Contact Chris LeMessurier at firstname.lastname@example.org for No-Mo entry info. Or see us at the Symposium.