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As the temps start falling

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I may be jumping the gun a little bit here especially with the higher temps this week but once the temps start cool where in the lake are the larger bass going to start relating?

Last fall all I heard was how good the fishing was but the few times I got a chance to make it out myself I ended up getting SKUNKED! Now i'll chalk it up to inexperience and the fact the I was still looking in the same spots that held fish during the dead of summer.

So what do you guys look for as temps start cool?

Thanks

~CP

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Go to the gunk and chuck a frog. My favorite time of the year. A lot of species of fish will move into the shallower water chasing baitfish and other amphibious creatures. Late September to early October is the best time of the year for frogs IMO. There will probably be some on the deep weed edge still as well but most activity will go shallow from my experiences.

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yup polar said it go shallow and stay shallow. all the frogs are coming back into the lakes and bass walleyes and northerns are all up chowing down. docks are usually a good bet too.

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Weeds, pads, any shallow cover really. These areas seem to be kicking out small bass right now for the most part, but as the water cools they will produce better quality fish.

I have found that the late fall bite is more of size time than a numbers time. I have found it hard to catch fish in the fall just as it is in the mid summer, but the big difference being the size. Biggest of the year last year was in october, pushing 7bls...we casted for 3 hours to catch that one fish.

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You always fish deep Medman. You always catch hog bass to bastage. I still haven't fished Medicine at all this year.

Fall time for me on lakes can be hit or miss. Plus I've heard people say they school up. In rivers forsure, but in lakes I haven't. It's always one here one there type deal. I mainly stick shallow though period.

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FALL!!?!?! We still have about a month left of summer. I still think the bass are 2-3 weeks behind their usual schedule this year with the late spring.

I think the bass start getting off the deep weedlines and rock piles in the fall. Polar said it best, get shallow and start chunking a dean rojas frog!!

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