1. Details: Largemouth Bass

    Got out today for a few hours, one 1lb largemouth and a pike in the 24 inch range. Water temp varied between 53 (main lake)and 56 (back in bays and pockets).

    1. Rick S 0
      Good luck to you also Ron, looking forward to seeing you out there
    2. Thanks for the report Rick. I especially appreciate the water temp reading! Best of luck to you this year.
    3. Thanks for the report Rick. I especially appreciate the water temp reading! Best of luck to you this year.
    4. Steve . 0
      I hear you. It seems like the bite doesn’t shut off until around 45 degrees in the fall, but as the temps rise in the spring the magic number seems to be closer ...more to 60 degrees. I’m hoping to give it another shot in a couple weeks. Good luck!
    5. Rick S 0
      Steve, I struggle this time of year at Arthur. Sure didnt figure anything out today.. tried some points and fished all the way back into a bay to 2ft of water.. ...more idk.. lol
    6. Steve . 0
      I went out the day after the cold front. Nice day but no fish. Water 50-52 on the main lake. I'm still trying to figure the early prespawn out on lake Arthur. ...more Do you have more luck fishing the main lake, secondary points, or the bays for the early and late prespawn?
    7. I was wondering when you were gonna start to get out. Nice day for it!!!
    8. Glad you was able to get out Rick👍🏻👍🏻.. Been pretty slow around here still too.
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  2. North Shore at Lake Arthur...couldn't catch them today, but it was a beautiful day on the lake. Might have been my last trip of the year. Water temp 49 when ...more I launched this morning, warmed to 51 by noon

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Beautiful shot!
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice pic, Rick. Sounds like it's time to store the boat for the winter.
    3. Ben Carter 0
      Arthur never leaves me feeling like it was a wasted day fish or not
    4. Nice pic Rick sure looks nice out there tho.
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  3. Sunrise on the Atlantic Ocean. At the beach, not at the lake. I hear the water temps dropped to around 58 degrees, no surprise with night time temps in the 30s.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Ted Polanowski 0
      Awsome pictures
    2. Rick S 0
      Weather permitting, will give it a go next week.
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  4. What a sunrise this morning, the pic doesn't do it justice! Caught four little guys, I'm really struggling at finding the bass this fall. Go check out the ...more nice one Mark Merlin caught this morning, cause I didn't catch crap worth posting. LOL. Water temp 71, still a little stained, water level is down a couple inches, but still high for this time of year.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. r6065 Leventry 0
      Nice sky! Hope the fishing picks up Rick. It's been a non typical year. I'm gonna try for hybrids in the morning. I'll post if I get any.
    2. Scott Thomas 0
      Caught 1 good one on the deeper side, 20 to 30 feet away from the pads. Another guy was parked for a while in the same spot and caught 4 on Senkos at the same depth. ...more It was Yellow Creek State Park, but the small inlets were like Arthur.
    3. Your so right! The bite has been very tough. I look at it as practice so I don't get discouraged. The fall transition will happen my friend. When the water hits ...more 60 degrees that's when the bass start to school up and follow the shad/bait fish. Best of luck.
    4. Rick S 0
      Fixed it Mark ! don't know where that came from
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      Merkle? lol
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  5. One of six, all pretty much in the 1 to 1 1/2 lb range, just not finding bigger bass. Water temp is averaging 68F and the lake water level has dropped some.

    Largemouth Bass with a crankbait

    1. They aren't fasting:)
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Seriously! I keep waiting for the bigger bass to feed up for the fall.
    3. Rick S 0
      Thanks Frank, you and I are locked in on the 1 to 2 lbers lol
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Conditions sound tough, and yet, you keep catching fish.
    5. Nice shirt!!!
    6. Rick S 0
      All good stuff, Thanks Capt!
    7. It was the week of full moon. If the waters clear they will feed like crazy after dark and moon rise
    8. Any matted areas?
    9. Doesn't that lake have shoreline fallen timber areas ? Ever try flipping a large jig and craw or pegged craw?
    10. r6065 Leventry 0
      I always look forward to your reports Rick. Thanks for posting the water temperature.
    11. Rick S 0
      Still a good day on the water and I did catch some... always a plus
    12. Rick S 0
      Wish I could figure it put Capt. This fall transition always kicks my butt..fished some shallow stuff, tried deeper stuff, ran the length of the lake..idk.. saving ...more grace is a friend of mine was there fishing different areas didn't do so well either.. some day I'll get it
    13. Nice catches. Maybe the bigger fish are in another area??
    14. at least ya caught some!
    15. Nice day at the office Rick👍
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  6. Largemouth were running a little bit small today, landed eleven, biggest was 1 3/4 lb. This pot bellied channel cat made my day

    Channel Catfish with a Swim Jig

    1. Willy Fresh 0
      the ones I was catching weren't over 15 inches but still fun to catch large mouth bass and channel cats in the same area with the same bait
    2. Willy Fresh 0
      heck yeah man... thats great
    3. Rick S 0
      Will...yeah its crazy sometimes..over the years I've caught them on cranks, spinnerbaits, senkos, crappie jigs, and now a swimjig lol
    4. Willy Fresh 0
      Over the summer I was pitching white skirt spinners along the cattails at a lake down from my house and I caught several channel cat within a days span. I thought ...more it was unusual but several people told me they have channels grabbing their swim baits lol
    5. Daniel Mitchel 0
      No problem. Ikr I recently caught a channel cat on a crank bait. Thought it was like 5lb bass.
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Cat!
    7. dick johns 0
      nice cat Rick good to see im not the only one who catches those while bass fishing
    8. Rick S 0
      Hard fighter..
    9. jeff mcelroy 0
      nice bonus fish
    10. Rick S 0
      Frank, Caught the cat in Trout Cove, launched at Bear Run.
    11. Rick S 0
      Thanks Josh
    12. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice cat! I must have missed you. I was in the Porter’s Cove/Bear Creek area for half a day yesterday.
    13. mixed bag👍nice day Rick.
    14. Rick S 0
      Thanks Daniel. When it hit I thought I hooked the bass I was looking for.
    15. Daniel Mitchel 0
      Nice cat
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  7. Seven largemouth 1 smallmouth, none over 2lbs. Four days of rain have pretty much filled the lake. Its high but its fishable. This is Bear Run launch, McDanels looks ...more about the same.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Awesome! Wish we could get some rain out West!!!
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice to see you out there also.. I wasnt the only one out there catching some fish..you're doing pretty darn good also
    3. r6065 Leventry 0
      Nice work Rick. You seem to get them most days! Good to see u again today.
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Rick, that's still a nice day for you. I finally think I'm going to make it out there on Saturday Lord willing.
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  8. In addition to the 3 1/2 lber caught 2 this size

    2 lb. 12 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Swim Jig

    1. nice catches Rick👍
  9. Largest of nine caught today. Five were keeper size. Got chased off the lake early due to a severe thunderstorm

    3 lb. 8 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Swim Jig

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice fish! 👍
    2. Edward Payne 0
      Great fish, great action! The storms this year have been really intense.
    3. Brady Johns 0
      nice catch rick! I was out too had to run the bilge when I got home haha
    4. Ben Carter 0
      You are one of those fish whisperers I’ve heard about
    5. Rick S 0
      Thanks Jeff
    6. jeff mcelroy 0
      good catches
    7. Rick S 0
      About 3 miles from home ran right into the storm. Spent the afteroon shop vac'ng the boat and drying things out
    8. Jeff B 0
      Nice catches. Glad you got off the lake safely, it DUMPED!!
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  10. Post Cold Front, Bluebird Skies and 49 degrees at 6 this morning. Happy to have landed a quality bass

    Largemouth Bass with a Swim Jig

    1. Brady Krebs 0
      Wow! What a monster ;) You're best fisherman, good going guy!!!
    2. Good solid chunk Rick👍.Glad to see ya still catching them keep it up. Winter be here befor ya know it. 54 degrees where im at this morning👍
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  • Species Bass and Stripers
  • Waterway Lake Arthur
  • Lure Soft Plastics, Chatterbaits and Crankbaits