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When the leaves start turning colors, the days get shorter,
and the water temperature starts to drop it is time for some fantastic
fall bass fishing. My
favorite tactic to catch
The bass in fall
are on a feeding binge; they are bulking up for the long winter ahead
of them. The shad that the
bass are feeding on are going to be in the shallow water.
This water will warm as the sun gets up over head, which will
attract the baitfish and in turn bring the bass in.
The bass I find
will relate to many forms of cover.
Points with moving water on both sides and flats with deep
water close by are two spots to find these largemouth hiding.
Shorelines with weeds or wood will also have baitfish and bass
next to them.
is also important to locate water that is close to deeper water.
There doesn’t have to be a huge difference in water depth for
it to be considered deeper. On
a recent fishing trip to the
that I use to throw a spinnerbait in the fall is a Quantum Tour
Edition Burner reel with 17 lb. test Seaguar Inviz X fluorocarbon
spooled on it. I prefer a
7’0” MH action Quantum rod; because it gives me the sensitivity I
need to feel the light bites that occur.
But it also gives me the strength and backbone I need to get a
big fall bass out of the cover. A
longer 7 foot rod also allows me to make extra long casts when the
bass are schooling on shad on the other side of the slough.
Every angler has
their favorite spinnerbait that they like to throw and pretty much
every tackle company makes one, it is just up to you to find one that
you like and learn how that bait runs.
that I like to throw is a short-arm RC Tackle spinnerbait.
This spinnerbaits arm is about half the length of a regular
spinnerbait. I like this
bait in the fall because it is closer to the size of the baitfish that
the bass are feeding on in the fall.
that I like about this bait is that the weight is centered on the
shaft of the hook, so it will not roll when you are reeling it in.
I like this in particular because I like a number four 4 gold
If the bass are
short striking your bait adding a trailer hook is the best way to hook
up on these short striking, just swiping at the bait bass.
Eagle Claw offers both a standard nickel and also they popular
spinnerbait can be as simply as just casting it out and reeling it in,
but some days more action is needed.
Sometimes the bait needs to be Yo-Yoed to trigger a finicky
bass. Something else to
try is that when your spinnerbait bumps into the cover, rip it out of
the weeds this ripping motion may just attract that lunker!
The bite is on
now, so grab some spinnerbaits and head to your local fishing hole, 50
plus fish days are common and some of the biggest bass of the year are
caught in the fall. We at
FutureBass look forward to hearing how your trip went!