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Bass getting active with cooler temps? #14141959 09/26/21 08:27 PM
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I had to start fishing late today, so I went to a pond near the city (and that's free). I noticed a few fish feeding right away which I thought were bluegills, but it looks like they were small bass. I ended up catching 3 or 4 baby bass and hooked one around 2-3 pounds that came off at the boat. I haven't been catching any bass at all the last few months due to the heat and me not having a depth finder, so I think the cooler nights are getting them more active. I caught most of them on a spoon which they don't normally chase in the summer. It could just be that one pond, but I feel encouraged and will be out early next Sunday on a real lake to see if the bite really is picking up.

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Re: Bass getting active with cooler temps? [Re: CarlB] #14141977 09/26/21 08:48 PM
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I would stay with the free fishing. Start stocking your freezer with fish. If we thank prices are high now; in two more months everything will be off the charts.


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Re: Bass getting active with cooler temps? [Re: CarlB] #14142210 09/27/21 12:54 AM
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My local lake bite has been really good up until the sun got up this weekend. After 8am, it's just a grind. I suspect that will just get better here in the next week or two.

Re: Bass getting active with cooler temps? [Re: CarlB] #14142564 09/27/21 02:32 PM
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I can tell you Texoma was SLOW this weekend. 25 boat tournament and the winning weight was 10.5ish.
Starting to see a few fish chasing shad in the backs of coves.
I would say in 2-3 weeks, (if it stays cooler) it should be great.


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Re: Bass getting active with cooler temps? [Re: CarlB] #14142602 09/27/21 03:14 PM
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East Tx the small fish are really getting active up shallow. I haven't run into many good ones though. Still have to get deep and go to work for those. I'm thinking any day it's going to get better though.

Re: Bass getting active with cooler temps? [Re: CarlB] #14142787 09/27/21 05:54 PM
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Pretty much seeing what y’all are seeing. They are getting shallow, but the big fish aren’t there yet.


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Re: Bass getting active with cooler temps? [Re: CarlB] #14142819 09/27/21 06:36 PM
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Caught a few at Murvaul Saturday.. nothing great but active on slow rolled finesse spinnerbait bumped off bottom around bridge pilings in less than 5' water. Couldn't get bit on anything else I tried shallow and deep.. square bills, deep divers, worms or swimbaits.


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Re: Bass getting active with cooler temps? [Re: CarlB] #14143863 09/28/21 01:53 PM
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Ditto, I only took 2 rods to my local pond (shore fishing) Sunday morning, one with a small buzzbait and one with a KVD "fluke". I couldn't get a shallow bite on the buzzbait, NOTHING. I started throwing it further out and letting it would run a few feet deep. I was able to pick up 2 small fish and lost one a little bigger close to shore. Gone with a quick jump and head shake. Ready for some fall topwater action.

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Here in Alabama, we have had some cool nights some getting in the high 40's. I took off work last Friday and went fishing and I still find most bass still spread out a good bit. Water temp was around 74 degrees, down from 89 just a few weeks ago.
Usually it will be mid October before those bass start gathering up and heading toward the back of coves chasing shad. Right now I am finding the best spots at mouths of creeks or long flat points off the main channel.

Re: Bass getting active with cooler temps? [Re: CarlB] #14144534 09/28/21 11:58 PM
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They’re actively avoiding whatever I’m throwing!

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Originally Posted by DNewt
They’re actively avoiding whatever I’m throwing!


Good one. I have the same problem


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Originally Posted by DNewt
They’re actively avoiding whatever I’m throwing!


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