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Skippy
Posted: Oct 13, 2020 - 06:55 pm


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Hey all,

Thought Iíd 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.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2020 - 07:21 pm


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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.

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Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 05:47 pm


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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.

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Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 06:53 pm


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Bass fishing has been terrible this year Iíve 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

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Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 07:22 pm


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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.

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Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 09:43 am


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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

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Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 06:16 pm


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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.

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Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 06:25 pm


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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

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Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 06:53 pm


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Thatís 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. Wouldíve stayed longer but I had to go do something else in the afternoon. Iíve 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 3í of water on a jerkbait.

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Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 07:34 pm


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Fack! Nice fish.

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Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 11:07 am


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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

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dherter16
Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 11:34 am


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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.

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