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when do you guys generally stop your fishing in the fall because of water temperature. went to the local pond the other day and man the water was already getting cold. so whats ur water temperature cutoff?

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I've caught bass in 38* water. For me, water levels in my canal are what control me. Once the water gets to a certain point, I have to get the boat out or suffer the consequences.

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Air Temps put an end to my fishing long before water temps ::)

 The older I get , the less I like beiong outdoors in colder weather. I live in an area that offers both LMB/lake fishing and SMB/river fishing and I have friends fishing for both a full month after I call it a season.

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32 degrease F

But i don't have to worry about temp that much, I live in south FL and the water rarely reaches 50* F So you can fish pretty much all year round, but 50* still sends the fish to deep water, so you gotta fish deep and slow. Something that works good for me is a 20+ diver suspending crank bait (Mann's are good), worked very slowly!

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Not until the water gets hard.Some of my biggest bass to date have been caught in cooler water temps.

Air temp. is irrelevant.

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I agree with the air temp being a factor.

This was last November 11th in Rhode Island. Breezy and about 40* if I recall. I'm about all set right around then.  :)

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I agree with the air temp being a factor.

This was last November 11th in Rhode Island. Breezy and about 40* if I recall. I'm about all set right around then. :)

mmmmmmm..... Almost trap time again

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Opposite of Muddy the older I get the less I can deal with heat

My thoughts have always been I could put more clothes on to stay warm

But there are only so many clothes I can take off before I go to jail ;)

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Air temp usually ends it for me too.  I typically don't go much beyond the end of October.

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Not until the water gets hard.Some of my biggest bass to date have been caught in cooler water temps.

Air temp. is irrelevant.

Air Temp has everything to do with it if I am uncomfortable or I have a chance of getting frostbite, as I am a diabetic and neuropathy would make it impossible to know that was happening.

 I was talking about for me, I said my firends usually fish for another month,water temps slow em down but I have seen 4 lb bass that were caught through the hard water.

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It's getting to that time of the year for me...end of October is probably gonna do it for me...unless the weather holds to 50's till December.It's almost impossible for me to hit deeper ends from shore.

This year was horrible for me as far as bass fishing went.I'm a little disappointed how my season turned out to the least say.

I'm going ice fishing with a buddy of mine this year for yellow perch and walleyes.My first ice fishing trip and I'm actually looking forward to it.

I retired my curado 100 till next season....i barely have any line left on it anyways. ;D

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Not until the water gets hard.Some of my biggest bass to date have been caught in cooler water temps.

Air temp. is irrelevant.

Air Temp has everything to do with it if I am uncomfortable or I have a chance of getting frostbite, as I am a diabetic and neuropathy would make it impossible to know that was happening.

I was talking about for me, I said my firends usually fish for another month,water temps slow em down but I have seen 4 lb bass that were caught through the hard water.

Huh? :-?

Air Temp has everything to do with it for you,but for me its irrelevant.You were talking about you and I was speaking for myself.I dont understand what the problem is.

Another thing I dont understand ,what does when I stop fishing in the fall and air temps where I'm at have anything in this world to do with you being diabetic and neuropathy ?Again I just don't get it.

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Most of the best fishing is done between  Oct and Feb. This is when I catch the most and biggest bass. Give me 44degree water and 45 degree air temp and I'm ready to go.

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No, if you stated for me Air Temp is irrelevant , i would not have answered the way I did, You ended the sentence before that and in a 2 word sentence you said Air temp. is irrelevant

Which standing on it's own implies that it is irrelavant as an issue in this discussion. For the bass it is irrelevant and for you and I it has a different relevance.

Discussion and stating ones point of view is different from starting an arguement Things do change, as I am leaving it at that.

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We fish right through where I live. Many days I have questioned my sanity when the temp gets unberable; however, that is usually in the summer, not winter. I can take the 30-40 degrees a lot better than the 95-105 temps we face here in July, August, and parts of September.

The better fishing and the larger fish are usually caught from October-April anyway.

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I won't usually go out until the air temp. is in the 40's.

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I try to get out once in Nov., then i call it a year.   :(

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Personal preference as stated in previous posts.  If you have the will; the fish will be there waiting for you...  I have been fishing in a blustery sleet storm and caught the largest brown trout of my life...Only fish I caught the day, but was good enuff..  In the pic I look miserable, but inside I was thinking what a great day!!!   ;D

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Water temps don't really come into play much with me, as long as it aint sleeting and freezing rain out I'll hit the river. Actually one of my most productive days last winter was during snow showers

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I'll fish in the Winter but I can count the number of times per Winter on one hand.  What holds me back is my boat.  My boat storage is not heated and is outside.  I worry about water freezing up inside the motor so I'll fish from the bank.  For those of you with boats and outside storage, what do you do to keep your boat going when air temps can freeze the water left in the motor?

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I'll fish in the Winter but I can count the number of times per Winter on one hand. What holds me back is my boat. My boat storage is not heated and is outside. I worry about water freezing up inside the motor so I'll fish from the bank. For those of you with boats and outside storage, what do you do to keep your boat going when air temps can freeze the water left in the motor?

Hey ED, try running some Tequilla into the water intake before you shut er down! ;D

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We've been known to break through the ice in our boats up here in the NorthEast.

thetr20one.... That's a real nice smallie thumbup_smilie.gif

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