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What are you guys doing differently as the water cools and eventually turns over?

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Today the plan was hit the Dupe near Shorewood then Gander at lunchtime.
Work kept me close so driving down I-55 was not an option.

Headed instead to a lake I frequent for lunchtime bass.

Jig bite was dead so i switched to a dropshot Gulp worm.
Water did have a deeper tannic stain than last week.
The dropshot worm fished a little farther out produced a bunch of hits and a few fish.

Day was no different than the last time here when
they were chasing a tube/spider jig from 0-5ft deep.

Hmmm.

The bite told me to switch over.

What are you guys seeing different farther North?

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Fall is probably my least favorite season, but it does have its perks. People talk about "the feedbag" being put on for winter, and in many cases it is true. I find the windows of activity being shorter in the Fall, with most gamefish going after bigger baits. This is the time of the year where I start catching 4 and 5 pound bass while I am throwing for pike or musky. For strictly bass, the plastic bite still seems to be on, although they are harder to target. The fish spread out some and I never really get on a sweet spot, but find different groups of fish throughout the lake. I would imagine this is related to turnover. For creek or river smallies, I like to use rooster tails or small Mepps in the Fall. When you find an actice window they really hammer them.

Here is a Fall bass from last year that hammered a Super Shad Rap
 

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Tossed a chugbug in the drizzle the otherday.

Nothing changed, they smacked it like it was a June afternoon.

But they were in much closer than I thought.

Few spots I know held fish took a few extra casts.

Not the first reaction bite.

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Soon It will time to toss the "chrome chugger"..

My ultimate fall bait.
Cast right out to the middle and worked as wild as possible back to shore.

fishon-fishon-fishon..... :D
 
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