Sunday, October 29, 2006, 12:47 AM - BassThis is one of my favorite times of year to fish for bass. Why? Well, the water temperatures are cooling off, the bass are coming back in the shallows and I have hooked a lot of damn nice bass in the fall.
We all know during the summer when the water gets hot, bass are less likely to be in the shallows except in the early morning and toward evening. The same isn’t true in the fall. Once the water temperatures drop, the bass can be in shallow water any time of day. This makes for a little easier fishing.
This is also one of my favorite times to use topwater lures. I use big topwater lures in the fall and have caught some really nice fish. One of my favorites to use is the Meadow Mouse. While they don’t manufacture this lure anymore, I did get a couple of them on eBay at a pretty good price. If you have been reading this blog, you’ll know why I paid so much for them. If not, look in the archives of this blog.
One of the biggest fish I have ever hooked in Ohio was in the fall on topwater. I know it had to be over 10 pounds. Since, I have a 12 pound 14 ounce on my wall, I know what a 10 pound bass looks like. While a 10 pounded is more common in Florida, one this size is Ohio is pretty rare in comparison.
I like to use a buzzbait in the fall too. Especially early fall when the water the high 70’s-low 80’s range. While you can use a buzzbait anytime the water temps are 50+, I prefer these temperature a little higher.
Know what a prop bait looks like? You know, the ones with a propellor on one end or both ends. I have had excellent success with these in the fall. Matter of fact, when I was a kid, I caught the biggest bass of my life. My brother had caught a carp and my bass was a lot bigger than his carp. My dad who was in his 70’s at the time said it was the biggest bass he had ever seen. Of course, no one cared to weight it, but they did take the time to eat it and even then it bothered me for them to eat a bass and I wasn’t even a teenage yet.
I use these prop baits a little different than most people and again, if you get my newsletter, you know what I’m talking about. I have my own technique for topwater lures. When you do fish topwater, fish the lure slower than usual, especially when the water temps gets below 70 or less.
If you’re one of those people who slow down you’re fishing because it’s fall, you are missing out on some of the best fishing of the year. Believe me!
This article is taken from my "Bass Fishing-From Cast to Catch"-ebook.
By: Charles E. White
Charles E. White has fished 50 years for bass from California to Florida. In his lifetime, it is estimated that he has caught over 6,000 bass. His biggest bass is a 12 pound 14 ounce that hangs on his wall in his office. His tips and techniques have helped many people who have never fished for bass before become successful anglers. He also has fished with the Pros in Florida.
His new e-book "Bass Fishing-From Cast To Catch" that guarantees you to catch more and bigger bass is at: Bass Fishing-From Cast To Catch
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