Jump to content
Brett's_daddy

Who Is Done Fishing for the Year?

Recommended Posts

I know where I live up North in Vermont I'm done for the season. I winterized my boat Wednesday as it was 53 degrees and according to the forecast that's the last 50 degree day we'll have til Spring. It snowed last night and has been blustery and cold today with occasional flurries and a temp hovering around 35 degrees for a high, lows in the 20's tonight and tomorrow will struggle to see 29 degrees as a high and all next week looks like temps in the mid 30's for highs and mid 20's for lows and snow showers almost every day sometimes an occasional mix of snow/rain. I know down in the dirty South you guys fish 365 but those of us who live up North don't have that luxury :others-153:.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We got our first taste of snow in the form of flurries today so even if I hadn't called it a season a month ago, I would now. So long 2018 fishing season and good riddance. You were full of rain and wind and high, muddy water and you won't be missed by me. Hope 2019 is better. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Gundog we got about a foot of snow today with crazy high winds ! High of 30 and low of 27 tonight .. we are done for the season in Ny as far as I’m concerned also.  Can’t wsit for spring now ! Ugh I hate this.. just 5 more months , just 5 more months 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2” of snow here last night, with high winds all day. I was gonna chase some whitetails today but decided to do some stuff around the house instead ( like install snow tires 😒). Gonna be in the woods tomorrow though. Our forecast is for snow and below freezing all week here, between working and deer hunting next week, I’m still gonna wait and see what the long range forecast is looking like after next weekend, but it’s looking more and more like I’m gonna be putting my boat to bed as well. Usually my boat’s not put away until December, as the bass and pike fishing can be really good right up till freeze up, but I’m not a fan of trailering in snow so we’ll see what happens. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was 20* this morning. Skim ice on the ponds

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am done for the year. We have had the type of conditions here Gundog was talking about. This has been my worst year of fishing in close to 40 years. I also had to have an unexpected knee surgery at the end of July which took me off the water for a while. Next year has to be better I hope. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First snow of the season in the northern capital region of NY yesterday. Made the drive home real fun. Coated the lawn with the white stuff. Today the sun melted most of it but we are having gale force winds today and tomorrow. 

 

Monday I have off and the forecast is calm winds and high near 40. Going to try the river to see if I can get anything before taking the old man out for Veterans Day lunch to thank him for his service.

 

If I don’t get anything I am going to hang it up for 2018. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm going out on Champlain Monday...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went fishing today.  High was 49 degrees.  Figure I'll still make a few more trips.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm probably done . Winterizing the boat next week . I can still fish small a conservation lake as   long as I get a warm day with little wind .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If your lakes are iced you should try ice fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, EGbassing said:

If your lakes are iced you should try ice fishing.

I’m no expert but I believe you have to wait a while before it’s safe to walk on 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have been seeing 25-35 degrees at night ; and it's going to be 19 on Tuesday. So today on Nov10, I decided to put up 90% of all my gear , cleaned what needed to be cleaned and made sure all my Planos were tidy and reorganized. But I'm probably going to keep 2 cold weather setups prepped in case the weather warms up ; last year I fished until the end of November and then again twice in mid February when we were lucky enough to receive unseasonable weather. So I'm praying to God for a warm Michigan winter !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Snow here for the last two days and and more expected everyday until mid week.

I'm done fishing but it appears the dog sled season may be starting early this year.

So I've got that going for me . . 

You're right, it's not the same.

But it's something.

Guess I'll try to remember the good times.

751701612_TanksinthetankBR.jpg.9c67b0e708bb633d7b0e0f80c62abf2e.jpg

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not me current temp @9:15pm is 55°, planning on a trip Tuesday after work to a local deep Clearwater pond!!

 

My condolences to you folks who have to wait till spring 2019...

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

can still fish off and on till jan. here-- will get some cold nights and days...mixed in with some weather in the sixties...next couple of wks. some days forecast low 70's...state record caught in dec. on a rattlin' rogue...2nd. best in jan. ...

 

good fishing...

 

https://www.ms-sportsman.com/details.php?id=2038

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup.  Unseasonably cold in central Illinois.  Water temps are already at 50 or below and there are several nights this week down into the teens.  Ridiculous for this time of year.  Really shortened the fishing season.  Winterizing the boat and putting together a shore fishing bag just in case a good day pops up.  

 

IMG_0819.thumb.JPG.6d372043543002f6de112a0e58faa1ae.JPG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, TnRiver46 said:

I’m no expert but I believe you have to wait a while before it’s safe to walk on 

I meant sometime this winter, although I would guess that it's almost cold enough for that in Vermont.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Weather and work conspired to make 10/14 my last day actually on the water, and that likely won't happen again until April at the earliest. I can occasionally find an hour here or there to walk the riverbank (or gravel pits, where there's open water) from shore but I only rarely catch something over the winter doing that. And I hate ice fishing. So for all practical purposes, yeah, I'm done. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The best time to catch big bass in South Florida is the Winter and early Spring. This is usually the time I catch the most big bass so you best believe I am going to have a good time catching bass this winter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll probably keep at it for a bit :)

 

Snowed 3" Thursday while I was out, put 47 fish in the boat.

Image may contain: Clayton Westgate, outdoor, nature and waterImage may contain: outdoor and water

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Remember living in Oregon and driving through the snow to fish for steelhead....was awesome.  So peaceful and quiet.  Had to be careful but was oh so wonderful with good friends.

Now...Tennessee...not to often does it snow...does get cold and sometimes ice....upside....these bass out here chomp in the cold weather.  

Yesterday had the son and grandson out...temps were in 30's and low 40's most of day.  Fishing in morning was amazing so called them to come out if not doing anything.  Sheeesh....as soon as they got there the fish just about stopped biting and jumping.  But then the ol cold sun was showing on bluebird sky's.  But did manage a dozen or so whites and a couple largemouth when they arrived.  Grandson was curled on floor playing most of day and eating boat snacks.  Nice day.  Lots of cloths.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From Md - lower NY we get to fish year round. Except for maybe a couple of weeks in January and February when the water gets hard. Every year is different of course, but lately, it's been easier to winter fish. Pike, pickerel and catfish are quite active as well during the colder months. On really cold winters, we'll head south for a couple of weeks when we get a chance. I would love to be closer to, and fish places like Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario or Upstate NY, but the shorter seasons and cold winters are a bit much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, EGbassing said:

I meant sometime this winter, although I would guess that it's almost cold enough for that in Vermont.

Not quite yet but soon! Need 4" of ice to safely walk on but for me I need more than that to feel safe.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×