Monday, November 3, 2008

Nice days ahead

Well gang, its looks to be a great couple of days, at least weather wise.

Its always nice to get out late in the season when its 60-70 degrees, you might even consider playing hooky this week.

Want to catch some late season bass? You've got a good shot this week. The sunshine will warm up shallow water, especially near shallow rocks, and the fish will move up adjacent to or directly on top of the rockbars. The water is super clear on most lakes, and you can actually sight fish for these fish. If using live bait, a small sucker or medium to large shiner is your best option, and a large jig with a big trailer, a skirted grub or wacky worm will usually produce as well. Stay with natural tones for your artificials, and focus your attention between 10am and dark if possible.

Musky fishing is still good, but the warmer weather has slowed things down a bit, expect it to pick back up later this week when the temperatures are more seasonal. Suckers on a quikstrike rig are always your best option this time of year, but casting with jerkbaits, bucktails or swimbaits is still generating some follows.

Walleye and whitebass fishing is in full swing on the Rock-River. I was there sunday and we caught lots of fish below the dam at Jefferson. I'm hoping to get back down there this week.

Good Luck,

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