Bass/Carp Fishing in October?

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by ak_powder_monkey, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

    Is it worth it to bass fish around the columbia in side channels and ponds and such this late in the year or is it too cold for them? And advise? I like catching bass!
  2. WA-Fly

    WA-Fly Active Member

    No its not to late I am still catching bass, I have been doing a bit of bass fishing ealier this week just fish leeches and a little slow
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    You are not hot spotting our waters are ya monkey?
  4. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    It's starting to get pretty slow. Last week I fished a pond that I know very well and only managed one fish in about 2 hours. The same pond in the summer produces somewhere in the range a 4-6 fish per hour.
  5. Shawn West

    Shawn West Active Member

    A friend and I fished two different lakes in the Dalles area. I managed to catch three fish. All fish were in the 9 1/2" range. No smallies:(...a perch, a LMB, and a crappie. I suspect the smallies are deeper. My buddy did not even get a love tap. I will need to slow down my presentation the next time I get out. I have done pretty well the past couple of Octobers. I hope to get out at least one more time this year.

  6. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    I'm thinking of trying to deep troll some big streamers instead of my usual casting around cover.