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  • Could Fishing Later in the Day Get Better Results

    Posted by mikenores on November 10, 2013 at 7:05 am


    The last time I fished was Tue., 11/5 from 7am to about 1pm. I fished most of the same spots you recently reported on this website, but the results were no bass hooked or caught.

    The next time I go out should I try going later in the day say 1230pm to 530pm?

    If I read your report correctly the bass feeding frency at Sister Cove occurred late just before sunset, could I hope for and achieve landing more bass fishing later in the day (during the winter time as a rule of thumb) ?

    Also, at times when we see bait activity in a spot we tend to stay at one location too long and miss fishing other possible more productive areas, what is the rule of thumb max time to fish one location with no results before moving on up or down river?

    Lastly where is Sister Cove exactly?

    Your input and insight will be appreciated.


    Mike N

    Brian replied 10 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • simplecircuit

    November 10, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Not sure what everyone else thinks, but we’re right on the time of the year that I think later in the day is better.
    For one, the high sun seems to bunch up the bait. When the sun is low or there is heavy cloud cover, ive noticed that thw shadmtend tomsreadmin the water column instead of balling up tightly. Also, with the colder nights, we are getting to where the couple of degree rise in water temp during the day feels like it makes a difference. At least, that is my thought process. Plus I’m not a moening person. I’m curious to see what everyone else thinks.

  • degaman

    November 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Normally I would conclude that first and last light are the best times, however during the winter months it does seem fish feed more actively when the sun is high in the sky. At least that is when I have been getting my best bites lately. Not to mention that’s when the temperatures are most comfortable.

    Also, fish seem to be on the move in groups. I wouldn’t waste a lot of time in any one spot if the bite is not there. Once you catch a fish, keep fishing that location for awhile to see if its big sister is there.

  • Brian

    November 11, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Last week there were a few evenings the bass, white bass, and hybrids were feeding. Since then I have not seen any activity. The morning bite has been better for me the last week. We have been fishing Sister Cove, next to Fate Sanders Cove in the morning with success. With that said, I would fish the morning in 1ft-3ft with shad raps ssr5 or ssr7, shad color patter. The afternoon bite has been somewhat consistent as well. As the sun rises the water warms from 50’s into 60’s, which is good.

    As for a “rule of thumb” for fishing schools of bait, there is none. I feel comfortable leaving schools of shad after 30 minutes without a bite.


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