For years, i've heard about the fall feedbag. But I've never been able to verify that it existsâ€¦at least for me.
My friend and I do well in June, July, and August at the Fox around Aurora and Oswego. But in September, and October, fishing starts getting much harder for us. Despite fish supposedly feeding aggressively for the winter.
We had a decent day, catching a few small bass (not photo worthy) and a couple catfish (though bass are always the target).
We caught several small bass, maybe 4-8 inches, like the couple pictured. I tried lots of different presentations: buzzbait (of course!), Road Runner jighead with curly tailed grub, crawling or hopping a plastic worm on the bottom, suspending jerkbait, throwing Gulp minnows under a float.
All of those presentations got nothing! The only thing that worked was the Arkie crawfish crankbait shown. Or the Rebel Wee Crawfish, which is slightly bigger than the Arkie.
These have been miracle lures for small fish!
The small fish are fun to catch. Better than a skunk for sure. But bigger fish, even catfish, have disappeared for us.
What do you all do to catch larger fish in the fall in the Fox River?
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