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Ronnie and I hit the Muscoot for some late season cold water bassing and weren't too disappointed. Water temps were steady at 45º with little to no wind and air temps 45-55º with cloudy skies.

We had a steady supply of fish with 9 bass each, mostly small. Also in the mix were 4 pickerel and a yellow perch for a total of 23 fish. The fishing was spotty, with only one good flurry of activity around 4:00pm. I got my fish on the following:

lipless crank: 4 bass, 2 picks and a perch
3.5 inch snoozer: 4 bass
Jig n pig: 1 bass
Bitsy bug jig: 1 pick

Ronnie's bass came on the lipless crank and a frenzy crank. So cranks ruled the day. We threw the noisiest, water displacingest cranks we could, and fished the faster than I would have thought prudent in 45º water. But the fish were willing to chase despite the cold. Fish were mostly on weedy flats or on weed edges. We did find some green milfoil, and the fish were relating to it.

I may get out one more time before the season closes at the end of the month, but then again, I may not. If not, it was a great way to end the season. Muscoot isn't the big fish lake it used to be, but it is a comfort lake of Ronnie's...akin to Wampus for John G. Ronnie knows Muscoot well, and it served us beautifully today. No big fish (except fo the picks) but steady action throughout the day. What more could we ask for?

Mark
 

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yes Mark, I have spoken to him at length over the phone about his favorite haunts at Muscoot.....that is a lot of fish for an outing at this time of the year! you guys did well!!!
 

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Nice job

Nice job guys. Keep the reports coming, I'm fishing vicariously through the guys that are still posting this late in the season.

I'm not sure if I'll make it out any more this season or not, but between the weather forecast the next two weekends and the posts of decent Fall fishing, I might try! :beerchug:
 

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Noel, yes...water displacingest is a made up word. :D Wasn't sure anyone was going to catch that...

PapaJohn, do yourself a favor and pick a nice day and go fishing. Nothing comforts a bass angler in the dead of winter like the memory of a late season day catching bass!

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i like water displacingest!!!:beerchug: good job mark!!!:beerchug:
 

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Mark,
I'm glad you finally joined me on Muscoot for some late season bassin'. Even though we didn't get any large bass on this particular day, we had fun and did pretty good considering the water temps.

Muscoot is notorious for giving up fish until the very end. Due to over harvesting, this is no longer the trophy bass lake it once was but it's still fun to fish and occasionally surrenders a hog !


Ronnie
 
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