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This is my first year that i really got into fishing, spring- to early summer was great! Then it got really hot, and the fish stop hitting on what they usually did, so i switched, switched some more, and switched even more, no luck.

Now, from reading the articles, it seems that i either go deep or BUST.

(And i dont have a boat, shore fisherman till next year hopefully :))

So my question to you is: do i put away the fishing gear until around march when i get it out to inspect and clean, or is there somthing i can do to catch those buggers.

OR, is fall fishing any good for a guy that dosnt have a boat?

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Fall is as good or better than spring!

8-)

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Going deep is ideal but not necessary.  You can easily have great bass days by merely hitting cover (such as under boat docks) in the middle of a really hot day.  

Getting creative I guess is what it comes down to if you don't have a boat

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I fish without a boat all the time.  It gets hot here as well.  Last week during the day the air temps were high 90s but felt over 100.  The water temp has been in the mid to high 80s (possibly higher) for months now.  

I can tell you I still catch fish.  I just try to time it so that I'm out at the cooler parts of the day.  I usually fish nights due to work, from probably 5-6pm till dark.  Most of the action comes between 7 and 8pm.  I have gone early a few times and had pretty good luck as well.  

And like Phishin Fillip said, hit cover.  Shade always feels cooler than the sun.

I say, "Don't give up just yet!"   ;)

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If you are interested in bass, like roadwarrior said, Fall is the time to fish. I like to drop weighted worms down along the bottom very slowly when it starts to get a little cooler out. This seems to work pretty well from what I have experianced.

Also, since you don't have a boat, and if you wanted to try something a little different, you could try catfishing. I have found that fishing from docks and shores is some of the best catfishing you can do. They may not be bass, but they fight pretty hard depending on the type and size. I recommend throwing a simple chunk of hotdog on a hook with a sinker, and you'll be catching catfish all night. They tend to come to the shallows to feed when it gets dark. So after you are done bass fishing, and the sun goes down, toss on the hotdog rig and catch a couple of cats.

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Now, from reading the articles, it seems that i either go deep or BUST.

Find some shade.  If you're fishing lakes that could be boat docks, but I fish ponds so look for overhanging trees or my favorite floating vegetation.  Toss a frog on top of the moss and be ready for some fun.  Lily pads are good too.  Even non emergent vegetation is going to provide the fish with shade.  I like senkos for this as you don't really need a weight to get the worm out there and they are thin enough to be easily pulled through the weeds without too many issues.

Spring is good, summer can be good, fall is the best.

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I find Fall fishing to be one of my most productive times to fish!!!

The bass will be feeding up to get enough to last them into winter. During the cold months they are not as aggresive and only bitewhen they are extremley hungry or if the bait is slow enough. Bass do not want to give up more energy then what the food will return for them, if that makes sence to you.

Fall is when you will catch a lot of bass. They are so aggresive where I fish, you can just about throw anything and they will bite. I'd hate to see anyone giving up on fishing this early!!!

Good Luck to You!!!! ;)

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Don't give up yet. Some of our best fishing is still to come.

Try the St. Clair River, that water is cooler. You can shore fish in Algonac, Marine City, and St. Clair. There are parks up and down the river that allow fishing.

Falcon

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This is my first year that i really got into fishing, spring- to early summer was great! Then it got really hot, and the fish stop hitting on what they usually did, so i switched, switched some more, and switched even more, no luck.

Now, from reading the articles, it seems that i either go deep or BUST.

(And i dont have a boat, shore fisherman till next year hopefully :))

So my question to you is: do i put away the fishing gear until around march when i get it out to inspect and clean, or is there somthing i can do to catch those buggers.

OR, is fall fishing any good for a guy that dosnt have a boat?

Then it got hot ..... How hot is hot for you ?

You switched and switched and switched ...... switched what ? baits ? presentation ? location ? depth ?

In my neck of the woods hot means 100+ degrees, in my neck of the woods when hot you have to switch baits, location, presentation and depth you don 't "switch" all of them you better pack your bags and go home.

You fish from shore ...... so what ? I do own a boat however most of my fishing trips take place with me walking the shore and still I can catch fish.

Who needs "luck" ?

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I am new here and also do not have a boat. I live in Kansas City and just got back into fishing in the last 2 years. I have found some wonderful small ponds near me and have really cleaned up. Look for areas with no boat launch and they sometimes get ignored except for people looking for cats and gills and such. The Senko has worked all year wacky rigged and is still producing when other people haven't done squat. I will attach a pic of one from a small apartment subdivision pond from near my house. My neighbor said he never new of anyone to fish this and was shocked.

look for overhanging shady areas and algae covered aeas. The bass will stay cooler in these than in the deep areas. Also do not forget the late evening and early morning bite in these small ponds. After dark can be awesome did not get a chance to go until after 930 the other night. The guys were fishing for cats in this pond and I pulled out 5 largemouth all around 2 pounds.

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I love fall fishing.  Spring weather is too unpredictable.--on beds off beds who knows.

In fall whip out your cranks and you'll see.

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You've only begun to scratch teh surface of what's available to you.

-There are ponds that will give up summer bass within reach of the shoreline.

-Night fishing is a great option

-You've got to have streams with smallmouths (you may never go back to largemouths1)

Start looking!

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Don't throw in the towel AC.  Roadwarrior said it.  You've got alot of good fishin' coming yet this year.  Keep the faith man!  ;)

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