Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Larson15

When do you call bass season quits for the year?

35 posts in this topic

Just wanted to see when everyone is going to hang up the rods for bass season this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

when the season closes.. if there were bass around here id be fishin for em all winter.. what a fight a 6 lb large would be on 4lb ice rod!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Usually it's the end of October in MN. But I have fished into November when weather permits. There's no question, fall is my favorite time of year to fish!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fish them through the ice right up until season closes. Usually I catch a few while fishing panfish on late ice as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like many here.. when season closes.. I dont target them as much once the ice hits.. but I dont winterize the boat till I cant put it in at the landing any more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When the season ends, but that depends on the weather. The latest was Dec 15 a few yrs ago. 34 degrees is my personal cutoff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...when I can being drawing a bow or swinging a shotgun!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gotta love when all the bow hunters and grouse hunters leave the lakes to sit in trees or walk through them...probably one of the best times of year to be on the lake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed. By far best time to fish Largies is after all pleasure boaters are done, Jet skis and wave runners are gone,

docks are off, bow season is going and when goose,pheasent hunters are going strong.... LOTs of fish to be had and they typically have the feed bag on. Not to mention they are usually schooled up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gotta love when all the bow hunters and grouse hunters leave the lakes to sit in trees or walk through them...probably one of the best times of year to be on the lake.

Isn't that were the phrase "...going up north for a little Cast & Blast..." came from?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I'd say my usual cutoff for being out any given day is 32º cause I HATE it when the eyelets freeze up. I've experienced that musky fishing and its just annoying. As far as when I typically call it quits and put the boat away for the year... Whenever the water freezes over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont fish in mornings during duck season, i dont want to be between or near some of the duck hunters by my cabin because theres a good chance there still feeling the "effects" of the night before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sept 21st. Time to hunt after that.

Best day of the year IMO grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I once told a friend that we will catch no bass because the water temp. was 40 degrees (in the fall). Well, we caught a smallie and a large mouth. Both small but none the less,it was a bass. Since I've learned that bass are catchable down to 36 degrees. Slow on the bottom. Have you ever seen a 3" tube? Bass love 'em. This was before the invention of gulp!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JULY 15th

Then what happens???? You put the boat away, or do you start looking at other things????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Until ice. At my cabin lake they all stack up in one of two spots, and if you get a day that's about 50 after there was icing overnight I swear you can average a pound of fish per cast. We had one November day where we boated 6 fish over 20" in about an hours time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

june 6th was my cutoff, but I'll chase whatever bites right up until I can't fish open water anymore. Ice fishing is a bust for me, though I'm sure a few beers here and there could make it more entertaining.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With the last 2 or 3 state record Lgm Bass being caught around the last full moon of the open water season, it is hard to put the boat away before that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When the ice hits the lakes around here... its time to head to Texas till it melts!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Nope, they've always been much too spineless to receive my vote.   I've always been more libertarian minded, but without the crazy parts. You have to include human and societal behavior into the equation to get ideals to actually work in the real world.      
    • 34 IN THE BOAT HERE ON HIDDEN BAY today and I am eating strawberries and drinking lemonade, more about that later. Wednesday I did make it to the Resort and I spent the afternoon relaxing. I went in search of Elmer as I saw his truck parked out back. I went up to his room and tapped on the door only to hear what I thought was a loud grunt. I took that to mean "Come in" and so I did. I opened the door and was hit by a wall of heat. Elmer was sitting in a wood rocking chair, with a book in hand looking over a pair of cheater reading glasses at me. "Close the door" he commanded and I did. "Sit" he said and I did in an overstuffed chair in front of the window where a stream of sunshine was pouring into the room.   I sat back deep in the chair and relaxed. I let out some air and sat back even deeper into the cushions and I told myself this is what I was needing. I spoke out loudly to Elmer "Wife call?" And Elmer nodded his head yes. I then closed my eyes and just relaxed, Elmer already knew why I was there. I was almost ready for a nap when I felt then saw a hardback book fall into my lap. I reached down and picked it up and saw it was the new Clive Clusser book that I had bought Elmer for Christmas. I know this because I has written inside the book "Merry Christmas Elmer from Bobby." Also inside the book was a punch card from the Masterbaiters Shop for suckers, I think it was being used as a book marker. The book had not been read yet and I looked at Elmer and he said "Knock yourself out" When I bought the book for Elmer I was going to buy myself a copy to but had not gotten around to it.   I opened the book up and bent back the hard book covers slowly and then I went through the book every hundred pages or so and bent them back. This is how you break the binder on a hardback book without breaking the book. I heard the tapping of a glass on wood and I looked up to see Elmer offering me a empty glass and he said "Open the little fridge" and I did. Inside I found a cold carton of pink lemonade and a plastic container of strawberries. I took them both out and set them down on the little wood table between us. "Well pour" Elmer said and so I did. A few minutes later I was a few pages into Clives book and I was sipping on cold lemonade, eating strawberries in a warm room that was no longer hot with sunshine on my shoulders in a place far far away. Just the way I wanted to be the day before a visit to the hospital   I spent the afternoon and went late into the evening reading until I was done with the book. I closed it with a satisfied feeling like all of Mr. Clusser’s books leave me with. Strawberries and lemonade were long gone but it did not stop me from tipping my glass over my open mouth where I hoped I might get just one last drop but I did not. I said good night to Elmer and went down stairs where Chuck gave me a ride back to the cabin. Today finds me writing this story with a bowl of strawberries close at hand and a glass of lemonade. Not the same as summer but good enough for this time of year.   Sunshine Ray is a little off in his forecast. I did go to the hospital in sunny weather and I got all my tests done in record time. Every department I went to there was no waiting and I zipped right through. Today finds me in the den and although Ray’s forecast called for clouds he missed out on the rain that has been falling. Sitting here I can hear the water coming off the eves to make splattering sounds as it hits the snow on the ground. Ice dams on the roofs are gone, each time one slides off the roof Duncan starts barking and running around the cabin. Glad they are off the roof and even better they have come down when no one is beneath them to get hurt. Ray also forgot to mention that when it is not raining the snow fog moves in and if and when it gets cold out we are going to have ice every where here at Lake Iwanttobethere
    • And yup, the BLM certainly was there....the fruitcakes, and the rest of mainstream America, even the voting llama's...  
    • Hillary catches Bill staring at Ivanka  
    • Nothing wrong with liking some of the ideas......being a full blown nut job libertarian is another.
    • I've never watched one of these parades before........... it's so weird. Some funny arse signs in the crowds. At least they could have had some clowns throwing candy to kids. It's not like there is a shortage of clowns in DC.
    • Always the Russians.....
    • Trump does not use the POTUS twitter ..   Who ever twittered it, was not trump.   Prolly the russians ??  
    • They changed it today to the Obama inauguration pic, then changed it to the US flag, then changed it a third time to the grainy potato-cam pic of Trump staring at squirrels........
  • Our Sponsors