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Where did all the bass GO?

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Hello everyone. I have an odd question maybe some of you might know the answer to. I live up here in Buffalo NY and fish at a decent size creek near my house. All summer I was catching huge large mouth bass, small mouth and perch. Well now all I am catching are Northern Pike and muskies. What happen to all the bass? I havent caught a pike or muskie all summer and now its all i catch. Dont get me wrong I'm thrilled about catching them but I just found it odd that there are no bass anymore. Anyone know?

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In cold weather bass tend to slow down a bit. It's like this in the Northeast every year, but a little worse this year because of the "strange" summer. Try using a Senko, a T-rig worm, or a jig, and fish SLOW!!

Good luck!

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When the water starts getting cold - down in the low 40's - you not only need to slow down your presentation, but you also need to downsize it as well. A 4" Senko vs. a 5". A small (1/4 oz.) jig & pig/plastic. A Fat Ika, reversed Tx rigged. All will get you bites.

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Down here in Westchester County just outside NYC the fish are done in the shallows i think. I spent 6 hours yesterday without a bite. Im fishing from the bank so I think im done for the year too.

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The bass may have migrated to their wintering haunts. Usually that will be deeper, slower moving areas.

In a local river here, the migration has taken place. Most if not all the bass in the system are out of the shallows and in a deep area. Been fishing that area and it has been really, really, fun.

Still catching smallies in 45 degree water by draggin tubes and jigging blades.

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