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Is it best to go bass fishing early in the morning or none? Where would the fish be feeding at in the morning? & noon

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I have caught fish all day long.  There are too many variables to consider such as the tides in tidal wates; barometric pressure; cold front moving through the area; the wind; the sun; water temperature; water color; pressure on the fish due to tournaments; and just about anything else you can think of.  Mornings have been great; evenings good; and success was had during the day. Just go out and try your luck. :)

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Ok this is a great topic and i'm sure everyone has an opinion about when to fish. The three hottest times to fish are early mornings "dark to first light", while its still dark the bigger bass(gals) are near the shore ambushing the baitfish in the shallows. When the light changes from dark to light the bass's eyes adjust right away but the eyes of the batfish are slow to adjust to the change in light making them easy prey for the bass. Thus causing a morning frenzy at dawn. My largest bass 10lbs with many 3's 4's, 5's & 6's have been caught in the early mornings in the shallows, but there less in numbers. At 12 noon when the sun is the hottest the plants give off plankton this is when the bait fish come out of hiding to feed on the plankton and the bass ambush them. This is what causes the noon bite. I really think you need a boat at this time because the bass are in the deeper cover. In the evening there's a feeding frenzy that happens they seem to turn on as it gets dark more like dusk. I think its the same as the morning its there eye adjustment to the light which the bait fish are easy prey again. In the evenings there's more bass in numbers but there not as big as the early morning bass. My average evening bass have been about 2, 3 and 4.5lbs in size. When it gets darker they seem to shut down but its actually when the night game begins and we have to wait for the night bite to turn on. Sometimes I hear in the heat of the summer crashes and body slams at 11pm that sound like one of us jumped in the water but its the bass feeding in the shallows and i can't imagine how big they must be. I have always heard of a night time feeding frenzy but i haven't fished that much at night. I have had problems with bobcats and coyotes fishing from shore in the late evenings. BigBill

I was following the mauri charts too in Outdoorlife and i'm not sure if its still in their magazine but it was right on most of the time fishing by the moon phases. My 10lber was caught in the early am (5am) when it said "good early".

Weather fronts cause a feeding frenzy too. I have had it happen with the front comming in like a few hours before the rain hits. I have hit it during the light muggy rain during the day(overcast). Then the "PH" factor comes into play too with pouring rain it can shut the bite right down. So I try to go early during the heavy rain before the PH changes. Going in the light drizzle seems to be the best to fish in when its warm and muggy weather during the summer heat.

Fishing the moon phases and weather fronts is a science too but its about when to go its about timing it right.

When i say to go during the warm light rain I stood in one spot one day during the warm light muggy rain and i caught 19 bass non stop with 1/4oz Joesfly in firetiger apache(inline spinner)

Another night we were fishing about two hours before the rain hit and we nailed so many bass i lost count but we had to catch at least 50 bass before it was over. We were using a Mepps #3 inline spinner silver gray tail.

During and before the weather fronts the bass seem to turn on and its a frenzy you will never forget it can be non stop bass action. With each cast there is a bass already waiting for it. Sometimes these fish have been bigger too inbetween the bass i have caught record size bream too. My two best times to fish are early mornings and incomming and during weather fronts.

Lets not forget too i'm fishing mainly from shore too so everyone has a chance at catching bass its just finding a good spot. I look for points near deeper channels and drop off's near the shallows and weedlines. And cast in different directions too like parallel with the point and across the point too then fan cast it too. If nothing happens fish in another spot and go back to it later when it calms down again. Once we disturb it give it a break then go back later and try again. Don't stay in one spot too long with no results.

Sorry for the long post but you can make it happen just stay focused and motivated!!!!!!

Its skill not luck in bass fishing!!!!

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Go whenever you can. Even though there are general statements that can be made, there are exceptions to every one. One thing I've learned is that you never know what surprise can await you when you put a lure into the water.

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I already stated that I go when ever I can. But just cause you think that the time of day is wrong, hit the water anyway. This will help you become a better angler. Being able to put a couple fish in the boat during tough conditions, helps build confidence.

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This is for summer fishing

My take is yes the bass are shallower and a little easier to catch early in the morning, but when the sun high and hot in the middle of the day bass are so predictable and easy to find.........in the shade. That eliminates alot of water and you can just concentrate on flipping and pitching to shady sides of trees or docks or whatever.

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I love fishing in the low light hours with a spinnerbait, and buzzbait. Topwater fishing is the funnest in the moring. the strikes are explosive.

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I start early and come home late in the evening.

I fish all day

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I fish in hot weather conditions about 85% of the time.I've found that the early bite finds the fish shallow and in an aggressive mood most of the time,but not always.When it hits late July in S. Miss.,even the early bite falls off.

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i'm going fising tomorrow from 11am to 5pm i'll let you no how i did in the morning and afternoon. i usally fish the noon this will be one of my first morning adventuresi am so excited  :D

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Topwater fishing is the funnest in the moring. the strikes are explosive.

Haha I agree.  6:30am this past wednesday, I was using a popper. Twitch twitch twitch....BOOOM!!! I about dropped my rod at the splash when that bass hit. Really got my heart pumping. It was only about a 1.5 lber but he must of been hungry to hit it that hard.

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