Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. ?

Where did they go?


ssaamm

Recommended Posts

I half to admit that I am stumped. The bass lake I fish has had my number recently. All summer and early fall, I was able to hook into some nice-sized bass on Texas rigged or wacky worms under docks, around docks, and just off the deep side of the weedline. Lately, this has not been the case. Many of the docks are being taken out for the season, but the fish weren't taken with them. I hope. I can pick up the occasional northern, but that's about it. The water temp is about in the mid 50's I have tried deeper cranks and rattle traps in the shallows, but just northerns. Any tips would be appreciated. I don't want to throw in the towel and spend the rest of the year jigging for walleyes in 45 feet of water. Bass are much more fun. Thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've found my bass on the inside of the shallow weed line lately. Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits have been working pretty good lately. Large tubes are catching fish as well. Rig up a tube with a plain hook and a lightweight split shot about 18 inches up. That tube acts as an excellent finesse approach and has been triggering a lot of fish for me.

------------------
Good Fishin,
Matt Johnson
Pro Staff Coordinator
FishingMN Sponsors


Matt Johnson Outdoors
[email protected]
Guided Ice Fishing and More...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have caught all most of my bass the last few weeks right on the deep weedline in 5-9 feet of water, a few fish on docks. Try to find some milfol. The weedline fish all on spinnerbaits, a few on senkos but the fish have been more then willing to hammer a spinnerbait. The fish have been bunched in stretchs of weedline 2-3 fish along one stretch move along more along another stretch. I have not seen any schooling fish. just 2-3 fish on a spot at the most. I think when the weeds die off more the fish will school up on the remaining available cover. Good luck

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Depending on the lake, fishing can be real difficult this time of the year. Weeds are dying, temps fluctuate a ton threwout the day.. We just have had the weirdest weather that I can ever remember for about the entire summer.

Dont get too down on yourself...

I will tell you this.. I went out on Chisago a little last evening. Managed a few fish, biggest was maybe close to 3 lbs.. but that was not the norm.. Fish came in the 5' range where you could find green weeds.. Did pull a few off wood as well. Best of luck.. FIND THEM GREEN WEEDS!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If anyone wants "Easy" bass action, hit the rivers now! Especially the medium to small rivers.

I witnessed a non-stop bite yesterday on the Root and it's tribs.

I am talking non-stop here!

Keep the rods bendin'!!!


Jim W

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's good to hear that I am not in the only boat with tough fishing the past couple weeks. Have been needing to work a lot harder for the bites during that period, I almost think it is the temperature fluctuations that were mentioned that has the fish a little gunshy and that we should start seeing an increase in action soon. I mean, the bass have to have to start feeding soon, right?

Best of luck, they should start biting more aggressively, just a great time to get out with all the less pressure!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I feel the pain. Was out on Coon Lake Saturday with a friend and we caught about 5 fish in 3 hours. All on cranks. Lots of boaters ripping around and being rude on the water by driving close by or driving where I was casting. Lots of decaying weeds being pulled up. Fish were scattered.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I found similar results over the weekend as Exudedude did. These fish have been really finicky this year, toughest year on bass for me.

I've found these fish near the breaks, in the green weeds, near the breaklines. These fish have been most aggressive with primarily crankbaits. I've just lost my touch with the plastics lately. frown.gif

I've done a lot of crankin in 5-9 feet of water with the new photon lure. The glowbass has been the most productive. Towards dusk they work really well if you glow them. Give them a try!

47b4ce30b3127ccea807178b411c0000001610

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have been finding fish in coontail clumps, but only in limited numbers. Will find samll concentrations of fish. 4-6 in a given area. Most on outside edge 4-7 feet deep. Yesterday took a very specific presentation, 16th weight with small 4" plastics, needed slow fall, sometimes dead sticking, line would just move off to one side. Later in day on a large flat 3-5 feet deep, found bigger fish on edge of vegatation just slamming a spinnerbait and a twin spin. These fish were just eating it up as soon as it hit the water. Water temp 55 to 57. Think it is just a matter of fishing quickly to find first one, then work area with different techniques to get dialed in. I think a dropshot will work well on some of these weedline fish when they get extra finciky. There still there, don't be afraid to down size or experiment a little.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was fishing up in 50 Lakes (near Emily) this weekend. We had some luck in the shallows with Senkos. Same weekend, same lake last year we killed them on buzzbaits. They wouldn't surface at all this year.

The second day we decided to fish some big sucker minnows under a bobber for pike. We didn't get any northerns, but caught 6-8 bass that were all over 2 pounds. It was kind of funny watching the bass try to take the minnows. The bobber would dance around, lay on its side, but wouldn't go under. Only kept one two pounder to eat and that was because she was gut shot. That's definitely a disadvantage of fishing live bait.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Crankbaits.. got out for a couple hours after work yesterday before it got dark. I caught about 6-7 fish that were all bigger than 17". Been getting them fairly deep in 10-14'. For me the key has been cranking hard till it bumps the bottom let it up and crank hard again. They were hitting after the let up. I have been using a big bill rapala in fire tiger color. I have only been seeing dink bass in the shallows.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You guys gotta get me on some fish soon! I've had very little luck. Sunday I caught one under the dock I was standing on. Granted, it was a pig at 4.5 lbs and 20.5 inches, but that was the only fish I caught in 5 hrs, and it was on a large sucker minnow. Nothing else was working.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Screw your little toy e-augers and chain saws!  😏  😆          
    • the wife and I took a little drive to Arkansas for one more ride. 
    • I get where your coming from Leech. There are some gray areas and loopholes and they know how to work them. These youtube people they want you to be angry, it all plays right into their revenue.   The thing with these youtubers is they unfortunately  have a mass following and they will tell all their fans to show up at the DNR offices, court house, call the office phones etc. And it just drives up their following, youtube views etc. and the result is just more revenue for the youtube channel and people get sucked right in (myself included). Like I said love him or hate him he's generating significant income by doing it and its like a bad car wreck you just cant look away.    In some cases the DNR getting involved the risk outweighs the reward if you get my drift. look at the crowds that came out for him over a misdemeanor jet ski fine in TN. It looks like its straight out of the movie "Time to kill" lol:   More:  
    • Another reply from the DNR Capt.  Sounds like their a bit afraid to dig in and get what the need to prosecute.   Mr. Beeeped-out  😉 I do want to thank you for your time in researching and sending us the information.  The second video in particular involves the CBoyz near Cormorant Village in Becker County.  If you watch many of their videos they are full of violations.  We have met with the County Attorney’s Office and we have been told that unless we can provide a date/time of the actual event they will decline to prosecute.  We have identified many of the players in these videos but only have a date/time of the video release and not the actual date and time.  We have also made contact with them and taken enforcement action in many of their videos.  They are not afraid to film our officers in action.  In addition the first video was a year or two old if I recall.  I will not disagree that when looking at the video there is areas of concern but unless we can observe the damage and be able to testify in court that the wetland was damaged we would likely not be successful in prosecution.  We will continue to monitor their activity and if observed causing damage we will be taking enforcement action.  We appreciate and share your concerns.  If you have any additional information please forward to us.  Capt. Seefeldt   These Jackwads!    
    • Can't stand the guy and don't watch his craap!  I was watching videos on the Sherp vehicle which is pretty cool and these two popped up.  When I saw them mowing over Wild rice beds it [PoorWordUsage]ed me off and got me to send it in to the DNR.  
    • ahh good old whistlindiesel, your just part of the click bait generating even more revenue for him now   love him or hate him he sure knows how to generate some buzz   Also he was already on the Mn DNR $hitlist for this and ticketed see below:      
    • Watch the two videos below and see what you think?  Wet land destruction or not?   I saw these clowns on Youtube and sent it in to the MN DNR and this was there reply and mind back to them.   May help to read the Wet land use description on the DNR web page as well.     Read bottom-up.     To: Vollbrecht, Brice (DNR) Cc: Seefeldt, Phillip (DNR)  "Well you are the experts paid to protect our wet lands.  If you didn’t see any objectional wet land damage in either of the two videos I forwarded.   Then I guess I must have been mistaken what wetland and Wild rice bed damaged must be?  Just a question if there registered to operate in a public water area, do they have to use a boat launch like every other water craft or just fly off through the reeds like they did in the video?  Keep doing a great job guys!  May be I buy one.  Thanks for your time.  Steve"          Sent from Mail for Windows From: Vollbrecht, Brice (DNR) Sent: Saturday, December 3, 2022 3:53 PM To: [email protected] Cc: Seefeldt, Phillip (DNR) Subject: Sherp Complaint Steve: I got an email sent to me through the info center regarding a wetland complaint you had sent in about a year ago.  I also saw the email you attempt to send Captain Seefeldt.  Just wanted to let you know the Captain was not  ignoring you, it looks like you misspelled his name in the original email you sent.   This spring after the snow/ice melted and things started to green up, one of our enforcement pilots flew around the area where the farm is located.  The pilot was unable to locate any areas of concern where the Sherp may have caused damage to the wetland.  The pilot also flew over other wetland areas close to the farm, but did not observe any damage. The Sherp is dual registered which would allow it to operate in a public water area.  If the other wetland/lake where they drove down the road is private property we have not received any complaints from landowners down there for trespass.   I have included the Captain in this email.  If you have any further questions feel free to contact either one of us. Thank you Conservation Officer Brice Vollbrecht, Bemidji #1 Station MN DNR Enforcement (Cell)-218-760-1798
    • 👍👍 yessirree.........mayhaps even from your back yard!!!!!!!!!!🤭🤗
  • Topics

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.