It’s hard to believe that the fishing is so good at this time of year and most people don’t want to book because of the cold. These are the same folks that take their family to the mountains and ski during the winter months, under even more extreme conditions. All I can say to this is, “What a Shame”! After several days of not being on the water, I was out yesterday for 4 hours with a friend and just hammered the smallies. I was back out again today with my wife Christiane and Rick for more of this action and did even better. We all landed fish over 5 pounds along with many, many over 4 and an uncountable amount of 3 pound plus bass as well. Spinnerbaits caught several smallies, but the tube jigs accounted for the bulk of the over 50 bass taken in about 6 hours. We targeted deeper water of 12 to 18 feet to begin with and Christiane was into one on her very first cast. It wasn’t all that big, but it was the icebreaker that started the ball rolling. The weather wasn’t great with overcast skies all day and a chilly light wind from the NE. If the sun had of shown for more than just a few minutes during the day, it would have warmed up the shallows, activating even more bass into feeding. Unfortunately, we were faced with casting into mostly 5 to 10 feet of water to catch the bass we did. Water temps were barely 54 degrees and I don’t think the air temps went much higher than maybe 44 degrees at best. Somewhere around 4:00 PM we called it a day and headed back to the boat ramp. There are still plenty of healthy weeds that need to die before the big number days occur and this is good for me. As long as the nights don’t drop too cold, it will delay the winter from arriving and extend my fishing at least until the end of this month if not into December. There are still plenty more days left before the deep freeze arrives and I plan on taking advantage of as many as I can before the boat gets tucked away for the winter. I suggest that if anyone wants to experience some of the greatest bass fishing of the season, now’s the time to get out and hit the water! It just doesn’t get any better than this!!!