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Larson15

When do you call bass season quits for the year?

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

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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!

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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!!

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Sept 21st. Time to hunt after that.

Best day of the year IMO grin

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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!

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JULY 15th

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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