Fishing Forum  Fishing Regulations  
 Members |  Forum Rules |  Search
Pages: 1 2   ( Go to first unread post ) Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> Bass season - how long do you guys keep at it?, Bass fishing in the fall...
Skippy
Posted: Oct 13, 2020 - 06:55 pm


Smolt Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 106
Member No.: 12923
Joined: January 06, 2017




Hey all,

Thought Id ask on here to see how late into the fall everyone continues fishing for bass in the Kawarthas?

I have had mixed results fishing in the fall on the Kawartha lakes from my kayak. More often than not low numbers punctuated by the occasional large fish unless I can find a concentration of feeding fish... Lots of moving around and I often struggle to find baits they seem to want.

Curious to hear others opinions.

Thanks
Scott

PMEmail Poster
Top
rivermaster
Posted: Oct 13, 2020 - 07:21 pm


Trophy Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 754
Member No.: 4686
Joined: September 16, 2013




Some people put their boats away in September and others will fish straight through November. I feel like there's not a ton of bass angler's left after September though. The latest I've fished for Bass is November. This year I did so bad for bass that I might just continue fishing for Crappie for the rest of the fall. I don't have a ton of experience with fall bass but they are usually deeper. Drop shot would be a good choice and that's what I'm using for Crappie so I might get some bass too. I actually did get a little smallie while I was Crappie fishing on the weekend. Now I rigged up a double dropshot and have a Maribou jig as one of the baits so that could potentially get a decent smallie.

PMEmail Poster
Top
nbender81
Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 05:47 pm


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 66
Member No.: 14362
Joined: July 06, 2017




I've never had much success after Labour Day generally.

I fish from the kayak and keep at at it as the weather permits and I try new things.

This fall I have tried spybaiting and had some decent luck last weekend on those baits and the top water was still producing.

Got a 4 lb SMB on the top water and 7 or so 1-1.5 pounders on the spybait as I really slowed it down and fished some deeper waters, really slow.

See what the next few weeks bring. I still like to get out there.

PMEmail Poster
Top
Woodfarmer
Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 06:53 pm


Egg
*

Group: Newbies
Posts: 3
Member No.: 16377
Joined: October 01, 2018




Bass fishing has been terrible this year Ive found. 1 4lb LM on Rice two weeks ago and one SM last week in Fenelon. It must have been the extra long hot spell this summer

PMEmail Poster
Top
nbender81
Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 07:22 pm


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 66
Member No.: 14362
Joined: July 06, 2017




You talking terrible this fall? Or in general over the summer and into fall?

I think I had a better year this year in terms of bigger fish where I go. Numbers of fish maybe not as good, but definitely got more bigger ones.

PMEmail Poster
Top
Putaforkinya
Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 09:43 am


World Record Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4365
Member No.: 3100
Joined: January 22, 2013




I fish until the first time I get skunked and come back with nothing but cold hands. Its easy to make the decision at that point.

If I can give anyone new to fall Bass fishing advice. If you find one... don't move. You're in the right area

PMEmail Poster
Top
Goshawk
Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 06:16 pm


Trophy Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 775
Member No.: 11890
Joined: May 16, 2016




QUOTE (Putaforkinya @ Oct 16, 2020 - 10:43 am)
I fish until the first time I get skunked and come back with nothing but cold hands. Its easy to make the decision at that point.

If I can give anyone new to fall Bass fishing advice. If you find one... don't move. You're in the right area

I'm with you on this one Matt. As long as I can keep catching fish and still feel my fingers and toes at the end of the day, I'll still be on the water. When the fish are coming few and far between, it's time to winterize, store the battery and cover for the winter.

PMEmail Poster
Top
FatRap
Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 06:25 pm


World Record Trout
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 7071
Member No.: 1282
Joined: January 24, 2012




QUOTE (Goshawk @ Oct 16, 2020 - 08:16 pm)
QUOTE (Putaforkinya @ Oct 16, 2020 - 10:43 am)
I fish until the first time I get skunked and come back with nothing but cold hands. Its easy to make the decision at that point.

If I can give anyone new to fall Bass fishing advice. If you find one... don't move. You're in the right area

I'm with you on this one Matt. As long as I can keep catching fish and still feel my fingers and toes at the end of the day, I'll still be on the water. When the fish are coming few and far between, it's time to winterize, store the battery and cover for the winter.

A beauty caught tonight....6.1 lbs

Attached Image

PMEmail Poster
Top
Seguin Fisher
Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 06:53 pm


World Record Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1294
Member No.: 9952
Joined: September 13, 2015




Thats a beauty FatRap!
Still plenty of opportunities to get some good bass fishing in. Last year on my last trip out on the bay in November, I sat in one spot for two hours straight and caught smallies on every single cast. Wouldve stayed longer but I had to go do something else in the afternoon. Ive had some pretty decent days well into November for green and brown bass, couple days it was calm and warm, and my son and I were hammering them in 3 of water on a jerkbait.

PMEmail Poster
Top
nbender81
Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 07:34 pm


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 66
Member No.: 14362
Joined: July 06, 2017




Fack! Nice fish.

PMEmail Poster
Top
mephisto_lake
Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 11:07 am


Lunker Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 333
Member No.: 11714
Joined: March 28, 2016




I typically fish 10-20 hours every weekend from opener to thanksgiving weekend, after that I hand pick my days. It's a grind 200-400 hours on the water is certainly about 99% of my free time. I have some regrets of not getting everything I wanted done this year but I'm glad the year is over and don't plan on grabbing a rod until may of 2021. 7 months to do all the things I avoid during bass season

PMEmail Poster
Top
dherter16
Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 11:34 am


Alevin
*

Group: Newbies
Posts: 21
Member No.: 16410
Joined: October 19, 2018




I have been fishing more into the late fall as my parents moved up to the cottage two seasons ago. I have found it to be very slow after the first set of cold nights in late Sept early Oct. I fished last weekend Thursday - Sunday and only got roughly 20 fish total with 9 coming on Sunday morning. Agree with posters above once you find them don't leave! Big boat is now put away until the Spring. If the opportunity arises with some nicer weather I may be tempted to drop the canoe in for a quick trip.

PMEmail Poster
Top
nbender81
Posted: Oct 25, 2020 - 08:47 pm


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 66
Member No.: 14362
Joined: July 06, 2017




Out today in the kayak, cold...caught 6 or so between noon and 3pm. All 12-13" Fun, took me 3 hours to warm up. Good to get out still!

PMEmail Poster
Top
crappeeeman
Posted: Yesterday at 10:53 am


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 53
Member No.: 18589
Joined: September 15, 2020




QUOTE (Skippy @ Oct 13, 2020 - 06:55 pm)
Hey all,

Thought Id ask on here to see how late into the fall everyone continues fishing for bass in the Kawarthas?

I have had mixed results fishing in the fall on the Kawartha lakes from my kayak. More often than not low numbers punctuated by the occasional large fish unless I can find a concentration of feeding fish... Lots of moving around and I often struggle to find baits they seem to want.

Curious to hear others opinions.

Thanks
Scott

I usually start fishing after dinner and fish all night. In the spring and fall I start much earlier and still fish through the night. In the fall I fish for big bass, big walleye and monster crappie. They are still out there. I fish until there is ice on the end of my rod and my line freezes up...dip it in the water and keep fishing. When the reel freezes up, I pull out a dry pole and keep fishing. When there is a thin layer of ice on the lake I wait until the morning sun melts it and keep fishing. When I fish with my friend John and we get tooooo cooooold we keep fishing. THE FISH ARE ALWAYS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE>>>>KEEP FISHING

PMEmail Poster
Top
Goshawk
Posted: Yesterday at 12:46 pm


Trophy Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 775
Member No.: 11890
Joined: May 16, 2016




QUOTE (crappeeeman @ Oct 27, 2020 - 11:53 am)
QUOTE (Skippy @ Oct 13, 2020 - 06:55 pm)
Hey all,

Thought Id ask on here to see how late into the fall everyone continues fishing for bass in the Kawarthas?

I have had mixed results fishing in the fall on the Kawartha lakes from my kayak.  More often than not low numbers punctuated by the occasional large fish unless I can find a concentration of feeding fish...  Lots of moving around and I often struggle to find baits they seem to want.

Curious to hear others opinions.

Thanks
Scott

I usually start fishing after dinner and fish all night. In the spring and fall I start much earlier and still fish through the night. In the fall I fish for big bass, big walleye and monster crappie. They are still out there. I fish until there is ice on the end of my rod and my line freezes up...dip it in the water and keep fishing. When the reel freezes up, I pull out a dry pole and keep fishing. When there is a thin layer of ice on the lake I wait until the morning sun melts it and keep fishing. When I fish with my friend John and we get tooooo cooooold we keep fishing. THE FISH ARE ALWAYS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE>>>>KEEP FISHING

Holy crap....you are hard core!!!!

PMEmail Poster
Top

Topic Options Pages: 1 2  Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

 

Fishing Kawartha Lakes
Fishing forum for the Kawartha Lakes & Area. Rice Lake, Lake Scugog, Sturgeon Lake, Balsam Lake, Chemong Lake, Buckhorn Lake, Pigeon Lake, Stoney Lake - Fishing Reports, Ice Conditions, walleye, bass, muskie, crappie, perch & more!