You know in this series we’ve talked about springtime fishing tips, summertime fishing tips, now let’s talk about the fall. You know the fall’s a fun time of the year to fish. I like it just about as much as I do the spring, especially early fall.
And really what those fish are doing in the fall is they’re getting ready for winter. And what bass do is they really, really key on the bait fish, and so the biggest tip for fall fishing is find the bait and here’s a couple tips on how to find the bait.
Honestly, visibly seeing the bait flicking on the surface is one great tip, seagulls diving down the water or seagulls in the area, flying around is another great tip. Even if you don’t see the seagulls diving but there’s a lot of seagulls living in that area, flying around, hovering around, that’s a really good indication that there’s some baitfish in the area.
Another great tip on how to find bait in the fall, is look for those white wading birds. You’re going down the lake and you look over on a, on a shoreline, on a shaded shoreline and you see a big white Egret standing there or four or five of them standing there on the shoreline.
Those are the birds that are sitting there eating baitfish. And a lot of times I’m driving down the lake in the fall and I see those, those birds I run in right there on that shoreline and pick up a white spinnerbait or squarebill crankbait and start fishing and I’m amazed at how many fish I actually catch and how many great places I find, in the fall by just looking for birds.
Now bait, bait choice or lure choices, you know in the fall, you know I like to fish with baits and imitation shad, a white-based baits, again a buzzbait. I fish a buzzbait all year long, first thing in the morning, the white buzzbait’s awesome.
Then, a white swimming jig is really good. Topwater lures that imitate a shad in a cut silver or shad pattern, topwaters are great. Now when I go to my crankbaits I like throwing squarebills in the fall, and again I, I try to stay in the shad patterns.
I try to stay with the whites or anything again that is gonna imitate that shad and that’s real important. So, you know the fall time of the year is really good. A big jig works well in the fall as well, but again key on bait.
Try to find the bait fish. Use those tips I just gave you on how to find them and if you do that you’ll catch alot of fish.