Chatting about the opener, showing off some new rod/reel setups, and recapping another great week on the water.
Water temps are finally warming – and staying that way. Crappies are moving up and the bite continues to get better. And a look at the Minnesota Fishing Opener.
We definitely felt the chill this week and things are progressing into cold-water patterns.
Fall showed up this week – frost on the ground, plummeting temps, more clothes … We’ve been beating the bank for bass in lakes and targeting wintering areas already for bass in the rivers. Moving
Definitely seeing a change with these colder temps. Nothing too drastic yet, but we’re tweaking our patterns and presentations a bit. Feeling like fall, and water temps are dropping. We’re still seeing a lot of
Moving baits dominating the scene, but a few finesse tactics in play as well. A definite shallow movement and pattern in place.
Definitely seeing a change in fish location and behavior. Shallower patterns beginning to show and moving baits are getting bit. Also a focus on flipping/pitching.
It was a yo-yo kind of week. We got a lot thrown at us – from lake types, to changes in weather, to changes in fish behavior. Late-summer patterns continue and emerge.
Finding consistent patterns, and slowly – and surely – making our way toward late summer/early fall.