October 15, 2011Fall fishing for bass can be pretty productive as the bass are trying to fatten up for the winter. As the water temps start to cool from the hot summer months the bass become more active again. First thing I do is try to figure out what they are feeding on as in type and size of the bait fish. I look in the warm shallow waters to spot these as they too are trying to fatten up for the winter. Once I determine the size and type of bait fish I pick out one of my lures (either spinner or crankbait) that closely resembles these bait fish and start casting in and around the areas I spotted the bait fish. If you don`t see any bait fish start in the calm, sunny shallows of the lake where deeper water or drop offs are close.
Most productive for me has been from a boat. Try to be as quiet as possible and cast towards the bank and retrieve strait out. If you have spotted a school of bait fish cast beyond them and pull your lure close to the school trying not to spook them. If you don`t have a boat try casting along the bank.
Good luck and tight lines