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Old 06-24-2013, 07:03 PM
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Default Tactics for warmer weather?

Looks like it will be pretty steamy all this week. Not sure how much that translates into warmer water temperatures, but you'd think it would have some effect.

Any thoughts on tactics for warmer weather? Look for them out deeper, or are they not impacted that much? Hopefully they don't start migrating north.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:13 PM
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Looks like it will be pretty steamy all this week. Not sure how much that translates into warmer water temperatures, but you'd think it would have some effect.

Any thoughts on tactics for warmer weather? Look for them out deeper, or are they not impacted that much? Hopefully they don't start migrating north.
No change needed, except remphasizing night time fishing... fish are still in the shallows in mid summer .. but you need to focus more on dusk to dawn.. during those hours.. they move in to feed when the sun rises , they'll move offshore and until dark.. some will stay with the mackerel or herring.. but alot of them move into the shallows... especilay the bigger fish that depend on ambush rather than energy expendature to get their dinner.. as far as moving north... they will continue to do so for another month and a half....before the late summer turn around... bass dont sit.. they constantly move in and out with the tide...they may hang tight for a day or even a set of tides... but eventualy wanderlust takes over and they move on...
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:41 PM
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bass dont sit.. they constantly move in and out with the tide...they may hang tight for a day or even a set of tides... but eventualy wanderlust takes over and they move on...
The "wanderlust" of bass is an important point. Day to day, different schools with similar size fish seem to move in to a location and feed briefly during its sweet spot within a tide (when current/structure/bait are optimized for easy feeding). I always look forward to that first fish or two from a location to get an idea of what school moved in to feed.

Over the past 2 weeks (at a pinch point in a 4-8'deep marshy creek, using eels): one night, "belters/waistoids"(ground to waist, 36-39") -- the next, "lovies"(ground to love handles, 39-42////44??"-> depending on weight... [um, mine]) -- the next, muscular, hard-fighting & jumping "hunchbacks".. 28-36" (fish with an almost late-run sockeye salmon like hump... vs more streamlined 'racer' shape).

Despite the different schools, the fish all showed up to feed at the pinch for about a 1/2 hr when the incoming current was slow and water depth rose to about 4', then moved back 50yds to a patch of slower water beside the main rush when the tide started ripping and it cost them too much energy to hold at the pinch. Then, as the tide slacked and shifted to the first slow ebb, scattered fish.. possibly apart from the main school.. seemed to drift back in to the pinch.

Stripers: the ramblin' fish.

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The "wanderlust" of bass is an important point. Day to day, different schools with similar size fish seem to move in to a location and feed briefly during its sweet spot within a tide (when current/structure/bait are optimized for easy feeding). I always look forward to that first fish or two from a location to get an idea of what school moved in to feed.

Over the past 2 weeks (at a pinch point in a 4-8'deep marshy creek, using eels): one night, "belters/waistoids"(ground to waist, 36-39") -- the next, "lovies"(ground to love handles, 39-42////44??"-> depending on weight... [um, mine]) -- the next, muscular, hard-fighting & jumping "hunchbacks".. 28-36" (fish with an almost late-run sockeye salmon like hump... vs more streamlined 'racer' shape).

Despite the different schools, the fish all showed up to feed at the pinch for about a 1/2 hr when the incoming current was slow and water depth rose to about 4', then moved back 50yds to a patch of slower water beside the main rush when the tide started ripping and it cost them too much energy to hold at the pinch. Then, as the tide slacked and shifted to the first slow ebb, scattered fish.. possibly apart from the main school.. seemed to drift back in to the pinch.

Stripers: the ramblin' fish.

-rostrata

Seemed like good, solid information thanks for the pointers. I will keep this in mind my friend
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