Is It Still Good Bass Fishing This Time Of Year? If So What Should I Use Now?
Posted October 16 2012 - 11:40 AM
are bass still active? i have heard that a certain time they go dormant but usually in winter when water freezes over if it gets cold. still using works and senkos but no luck. i have no luck with frogs did not catch a thing this year had a few hits but missed them still learning how to properly fish them, and when to set the hook.
what should i bw using this time of the year? i know there are lures specifically for spring that are most effective then. is it the same for this time of the year or is bass fishing just slowing down?
Posted October 16 2012 - 11:59 AM
Jerkbaits, soft swimbaits, traditional jigs and swim jigs, flukes, single tail grubs, soft plastics on a split shot rig and
Posted October 16 2012 - 12:03 PM
Bass are still active. They're feeding like crazy to fatten up for the winter months (the places that actually have winter).
Try using jerkbaits, flukes, lipless cranks, squarebills. Don't give up on soft plastics, they'll still work. Topwater will still have a shot until the water gets really chilly, under 50 degrees.
Posted October 16 2012 - 12:47 PM
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Posted October 18 2012 - 12:25 PM
Posted October 18 2012 - 12:51 PM
Jerkbaits, lipless cranks, & northstar swim jigs/flip & swim jigs are also great options.
Posted October 18 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted October 18 2012 - 06:53 PM
I'm more north than you are and trust me, the fishing is getting better every day.
"A voyage in search of knowledge need never abandon the spirit of adventure."
Posted October 18 2012 - 08:05 PM
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Posted October 19 2012 - 07:16 AM
okay i cant use and cranks i fish in stockton i even tryed the shallow think is was only 1 or 2 feet and still kept getting tangled in the weeds pullign them up.
Unless your weeds are matted up on the surface you can fish a crank in shallow weedy places. Did very well fishing a shallow weeds in a small clear water natural lake a couple of days ago with the wind blowin' app 25 mph. I was catching them on a Sebile Flatt Shad lipless crank in the 3'-5' depth zone keeping my rod up high and rippin' the bait off of weeds. Found some even bigger fish right next to shallow milfoil clumps in 1-2' of water, using the DT Fat crank and slow crankin' on the surface and watching nice fish come up out the weeds to choke on it. The weeds were barely under the surface. As others mentioned a spinnerbait, swimjig and shallow swimbait are other good options for this scenario. Crankbaits were the ideal choice on this day as many of the fish were scattered along the shoreline and the best option is to cover water. I absolutely love fall fishing for the reason that in early to mid fall they are usually more fish up shallow that will take down moving baits.
Posted October 19 2012 - 12:58 PM