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when Pete and I got on Wampus, and fired up the 320, the temp stared at me: 48 degrees!!!

last wed, with Gregg, we had 55 degree water temps!

that of course, was right after the Indian Summer.....

7 degrees is a sharp drop and the fish knew it.... we were very lucky to get 4 fish out of there today, especially considering, the steady rain that hit us after we had only been out for an hour or so....

the rain was unrelenting, but we fished through it for a couple of hours before finally throwing in the towel....

2 bass and 2 picks...all in deep water ( 20 ish )

we hit the shallows also, but couldn't get anything going there, very little signs of life overall.....

for small waters like this, could signal the beginning of the end of any decent fishing if the water temps drop any further........
 

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John,
I have a question. You mentioned small waters.
Does the cold have the same effect on all fish in the small waters?
Meaning, would crappie, pickeral and others be as effected by the temp change?

Thanks

Pug
 

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Sorry to hear it, John. Looks like winter is upon us...>sigh<.

Pugs, different fish have different tolerances and levels of suseptibility to temperature changes. Trout, for intance, like cooler water and would not be as affescted by that type of drop. However, in a place like Wampus, most species are happy in warmer water and are probably all affected the same way...

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Well you'er a better man than me I wanted to get out on Croton or Amawalk to try some smallie action But the rain started and the kids were home so off to the movies for me. I really wanted to try Amawalk with tubes and some small jigs. But after the yard clean up, well!! Good to see you get out there. We don't have too many days left. Way to go John.
 

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the steady rain that hit us after we had only been out for an hour or so....
That must have made you soooo happy :D LOL
How was the wind?
 

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Gregg - No real wind at all ! Also , not a whole lot of fish though. We tried everything we could think of.
Fortunately , we got a few that were willing to come out and play.

Pugs -- Not sure about other small lakes , but on Wampus nothing was active. We got 2 pics and 2 bass. Don`t know if there are crappies , but the bluegills and yellow perch were nowhere to be found. Normally the pics and perch are active even when the lakes are frozen over , so I would attribute it more to the drop in temps , rather then the actual temps today. Once they`ve adjusted , it should get better.


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Pugs: that is a very good question!

Pickerel prefer cooler water, so we expected them to be more active today, but they werent........

Yellow perch are also more tolerant of cooler water, but unfortunately Wampus has a meager population of those...

there are NO crappie at Wampus.....

Sunfish, if around, were not active, usually on there they will annoying nip and tug on any plastics that are fished slowly, especially on the bottom.....that was totally absent today.....

I would have to give in and hit it with a live worm rig to locate the panfish, I have done that in years past in late Fall on Wampus, often with good results......
 

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John/Pete,

You guys braved the elements and you didn't get skunked !!! :cool:


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