The Fall

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The Fall

Postby crankybass » Oct Mon 07, 2019 3:09 pm

Last Saturday was a good day for fishing. The weather was good for fishing, and my FishingandHunting app told me it was going to be a 71% Good day, with Major time of 5:06 a.m. -8:06 a.m., and Minor time of 1:22 p.m. - 3:22 p.m. I landed six total, with three in my 16+ range season goal. The other three were 12-14". All, accept one the smaller three, were caught on a weightless Zoom Super Fluke, Pearl Chartreuse Tail (this has been a producer for me, the last two outings, with numbers and length/weight), 8lb mono (with the remaining pads and grass this was a risk, but the light line gives much better action to the lure), on my Fox River rod and Daiwa spinning reel. So, here are the three big ones:

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Caught 12:58 p.m.

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Caught 6:40 a.m.

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Caught 6:54 a.m.
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Re: The Fall

Postby joetrain » Oct Mon 07, 2019 6:21 pm

Crankin em out.
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Re: The Fall

Postby Aux Pleins » Oct Mon 07, 2019 7:38 pm

Nice greens ones. Hopefully this continues till November.
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Re: The Fall

Postby vman01 » Oct Mon 07, 2019 9:12 pm

You own it. Kudos
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Re: The Fall

Postby Dr. Utssab » Oct Mon 07, 2019 10:43 pm

crankybass wrote:but the light line gives much better action to the lure


Take a page out of the fly fishing books and try a loop knot. I’d recommend the double figure 8 loop. Super easy to tie and it’s pretty much 100% line strength. If it works on 80lb leader with feathers tied to a hook for tarpon...it’ll give that fluke more action on 12lb or whatever you’d like to throw it on.
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Re: The Fall

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Mon 07, 2019 10:45 pm

Your smile says it all. Sounds like a killer day
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Re: The Fall

Postby jonny2can » Oct Tue 08, 2019 2:57 am

Nice catches! Never tried a fishing app.. got me curious.. looked and seems like you have to pay to get a lot of the features unlocked???
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Re: The Fall

Postby crankybass » Oct Tue 08, 2019 8:45 am

jonny2can wrote:Nice catches! Never tried a fishing app.. got me curious.. looked and seems like you have to pay to get a lot of the features unlocked???


Without paying you get the forecast for the current day and the next day, and you can look back at more than a week of past forecasts. I've thought about paying for the extended forecast ability, but two days is really all I need. It's Fishing and Hunting Solunar Time, and I have the AngLR app which is free and really is amazing.
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Re: The Fall

Postby Lip_Yanker » Oct Wed 09, 2019 2:41 pm

Nice ones!
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Re: The Fall

Postby toyasu » Oct Mon 14, 2019 9:49 pm

Well done, Cranky!
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Re: The Fall

Postby Aux Pleins » Oct Tue 15, 2019 6:28 am

I have to say I've targeted largemouth 3x in the last 2 weeks and the bite has been great. Far exceeding any summer outings for me. Water temps for the 3 outings were 65, 63, and 58 on my last outing. The crankbait bite with a speedy retrieve has been excellent. I'm so used to fishing slow jigs for bass, but that crank bite has been sweeping up bass left and right.

Interested in hearing about any outings you have had since the drop in temps. Also Woo or Heddonfrog reports.
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Re: The Fall

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Thu 17, 2019 1:33 am

Aux Pleins wrote:I have to say I've targeted largemouth 3x in the last 2 weeks and the bite has been great. Far exceeding any summer outings for me. Water temps for the 3 outings were 65, 63, and 58 on my last outing. The crankbait bite with a speedy retrieve has been excellent. I'm so used to fishing slow jigs for bass, but that crank bite has been sweeping up bass left and right.

Interested in hearing about any outings you have had since the drop in temps. Also Woo or Heddonfrog reports.


Aux, I’ll be out Friday. Really hoping there’s a pattern using fall baits. I’ll bring some square bills & cranks based on your experience and give them a try, as well as jerkbaits. I do not expect water temps above 55. We saw 59 last Friday.
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