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  • Late August/September Patterns

    Posted by jpwolfe031 on August 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Brian, Could you give advice reference the pattern that bass are going through this time of year? I have been learning a lot reading the post from you and the fellow fishermen on this forum. Yesterday I fished the flat area going into Fall Creek on the left near the rock pile with the post and caught 2 shorts. Then moved directly across to the right bank and caught 4 more with 1 keeper and lost 2 more. I was using Zoom Lizard (pumkin/watermelon color). This was between 6:00 – 10:00 am. And it appeared they started hitting just as the sun started coming out from clouds all the fish I caught were 2-4 ft. I got off the lake when it got too hot. There was all kinds of bait fish being chased but no luck with the rattle trap or swim bait throwing into them. I don’t have any special sonar so finding them is a little harder for me. Thanks and appreciate your experiences here.

    Brian replied 9 years, 10 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • Brian

    August 30, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Sure. Right now most of the fish are still deep and feeding periodically on schools of shad throughout the day. The last couple evenings it has been clock work, 3-4pm the bass start schooling at Jones Mill into the evening. In the middle of the day the flat near Hong Kong Island has bass feeding on it. The water temperature is ranging from 86 in the morning to 91 in the afternoon, so the bass are only coming up to feed quickly and then go back down.

    Now sometimes this type of pattern can be so frustrating to produce because either your not sure where they are active or are always not biting at the time your there. A couple trips like this and I’m ready to give up on the schooling pattern.

    The other pattern is staying deep with slower baits like swing jigs with soft plastics, shaky heads, jigs or texas rig worms. The deeper water is where these fish are actually concentrating. Points, humps and ledges are areas they like because they can come up and feed on shad and go back down without traveling much. I usually stick to this pattern and if I see the fish feeding on the surface or on my side or down scan I will pick up my faster baits.

    When the water temp lowers into the low 80’s and 70’s things will change.


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