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State of confusion
« on: October 07, 2019, 03:01:58 PM »
The weather and temps have been like a roller coaster lately. One day it's a high of 75 and three days later it's below 40 in the morning. Today @ProvidenceBassHunter and I fished in some crazy wind and did good, landing 17 bass mostly on spinnerbaits, but this fish was caught on a frog in two feet of water. Don't be afraid to try something different when the weather is all over the map. Not all the fish adjust to the changing season at the same time.
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Re: State of confusion
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 10:06:20 PM »
Nice fish! And you're right. The fish don't read the books  :nope:

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Re: State of confusion
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 09:50:39 AM »
I went out in the wind also! 

Like you i found some fish in a foot of water, no big ones but still fun to catch  :thumbup:

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Re: State of confusion
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 07:24:40 AM »
@Joe P , with this rain, the fish should be up shallow this weekend.
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Re: State of confusion
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 09:37:59 PM »
I was joking with my buddy earlier this week about hitting Wordens pond in this wind, because its never windy there  ;D ;D !! He said, yeah, would be a great day to hit wordens, and get thrown off the boat!!

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Re: State of confusion
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 08:55:51 AM »
Just to reinforce the issue, I caught the first fish over deep weeds, slow-rolling a spinnerbait and it was clearly eating sunfish. Caught another healthy fish in 2 1/2 feet of water on a frog and another shallow fish on a buzzbait. Caught 8 nice bass at all different depths.
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Re: State of confusion
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 12:34:39 PM »
Fished Singletary yesterday and it was a real mixed bag. Found some fish chasing bait in 20 FoW, but it was really spotty. The shallows looked completely baron but got a few in shallow flats in 2-4 FoW, but in each case nothing consistent. Found myself rotating between a couple of deep humps and a couple of shallow flats with dying grass and getting one or two here and there. I have some time off coming up and I'd really like to sneak out to Quabbin or the Cape but I dont know if it is worth the risk if they are going to be super unpredictable (especially with limited/no electronics on quabbin). When you drive an hour and 45 minutes you hope to absolutely blast them, not idling around for hours trying to figure out a pattern. Been a funny fall for sure.
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Re: State of confusion
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2019, 07:14:38 PM »
I hit one of mine, and alot of peoples favorite spots yesterday, Indian and found a few fish. I had to slow waaaaay down and cover water. Everything was offshore, on plastics. I did have one little guy come up and nip at a spinnerbait, but that was it. Everything offshore. They where not hunkered down in cover, they where cruising. But you had to put a bait right in front of their face to even have a shot. The water is still a bit low, and that lake being shallow, the spots where fish hang out in the shallow spots to sun them selves, is a bit too shallow still for them right now I think.

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Re: State of confusion
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2019, 01:51:15 PM »
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The water is still a bit low

@metz12 Glad you caught some!

My guess is that last night's rain brought everything regarding water levels. All of the rivers and small streams came up considerably.

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Re: State of confusion
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2019, 09:07:02 PM »
I am sure that everything is up quite a bit! We where on the verge of drought stage, and with the amount of rain we had last night got us out of that. Could have done without that wind though!!

It was a good morning of fishing though. I wasn't catching them like crazy, but I was out for a few hours, caught a few fish and learned a few things! Gaining more and more confidence in the cold water.