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OCTOBER MEETING

SYNOPSIS OF OCTOBER PRESENTATION AND CURRENT FISHING CONDITIONS

Alex Vasquez scored some points with members when discussing that October is a period of
transition.  During this period night fishing can be successful using McStick Jerk Baits, Long
A Bombers, etc.  There are places on the Lake that favor the fisherman:  coves with one
soft yellow light; underwater lights that attract bait as well as fish; 20 to 30 ft
underwater humps;  and saddles – shallow water in between land.

As Alex pointed out, fishing in October can be “iffy”.  Why?  Lake Turnover occurs!  The
upper layer of water which has been warmer than the next lower level begins to cool and at
the point the upper layer is colder than the lower level – Boom! At this point, the upper layer
of water sinks and we see a “churning” effect where the “mixed” water takes on a different
color, a different smell, and a not-so-much favorable setting for Striped Bass and Walleye!

One thing to remember – all of the lake water does not turnover at the same time – no, it’s
sporadic.  In October the fish are looking for good water; so, during October, you may
spend more time finding fish (south of an imaginary between Flat Creek and Port Royale.

Here are some tips from our members for October: be in tune with the water quality – your
bait may have a short life span; set your sinkers at a depth in which the bait lives and move
them to the depth at which you are seeing the fish; purchase more bait; and use one or more
flat lines, weighted or non-weighted.

The October Top Water bite can be excellent!  You may see top water action over any water
depth!  Here’s a tip for you – keep your favorite rod/reel/lure in a rod holder or some other
location enabling you to quickly cast to surfacing fish.  Favorites include: Sebile 110 Floating
(White Liner); Sebile 125 Magic Swimmer – Sinking – White Liner; Red Fin (bone color);
Spooks; Chug Bugs, Etc.




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