Originally Posted by mu fish
I've told y'all in this thread there r bass tht will only come in the river spawn and then leave right after spawn there r bass tht get in the river and winter here and stay til late spring then there r bass tht move up river to spawn find an abundant amount of food available and conferrable water temps and will remain in the river til either one or both of those elements become unfavorable. Competition is another factor with bass too much comp for food will push them back out also. Also all bass do not spawn at same time and sparkly occurs up to 65 degrees our river is running at a consistent 60 degree temp currently. Herring are all over the place shad r still up river there is no reason for me to believe this r begging to wind down.
But the captains fishing the bay are not reporting decent catches of bass which tells me one thing.... The bass are still up river and water temps dictate tht this should be the case any how. I still personally have not noticed a drop off in mature bass. Have noticed a drop in the number of slot fish but I am chalking this up to the numbers of bigger fish around still.
But to each his own if u ready to call it quits cause all the bass have left lol go right ahead less presure on the fish. But rest assured they r here and there r plenty bass still spawning.
I hear ya. Since this year is really the first year I am paying attention to Stripers I like to catalog (at least in my mind) what people are saying about the fish.
I mean, to me it really doesn't make sense because I do know Stripers will run and have been caught way up north on the delaware, so how could they come in poke around burlington and then leave.
Thanks for confirming my thoughts.
Am I done? Well that would be a no- but I may not have all my efforts isolated to the river- I am hitting the bays as well- mostly because I like ot fish with others and that is where the destination seems to be. The Big D, particularly Palmyra is 20 min from my house, so I will still hit that spot- if for nothing else the big cattys.