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Right now is one of the best time To get out and Catch tons of bass, Fall is more of a numbers game then spring where you'll catch pigs each cast. but fall is also a time where you'll catch hogs as well. Early Fall IS Big and you have to take advantage of it. The fish will be moving back shallow from there summer haunts, And will be feeding heavily on bait Fish !! Not that they wont attack anything else, they just primarily focus on shad. If you don't know I have kept logs since 98 And I can 100 % positively say From my logs Early spring Is Defiantly an Evening bite You can still catch fish in the day and morning but the fishing defiantly heats up when it gets close to sun set. So get out there and Catch some Beautiful Bass !! i defiantly have been as well as 100's of other Happy anglers !. When The Water temp starts to cool And Fall Gets a little older, The evening bite will turn to a afternoon bite then to a noon bite. Get out there and catch Americas most popular Sport Fish.
 

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Good post George with some great info. Like Andrew, I too tend to give up on largemouth bass this time of year and focus on walleye, northern pike, white bass, smallies.

But... I have also caught some of my best largemouth this time of year as well.

The days are getting much shorter and winter is right around the corner so it is most certainly time to get out whenever possible!
 

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Spring and Early Summer is when I target LM. For some reason just never did good with the LM in fall. At this time of year is when I ususally target walleye's and smallies but this Salmon and Trout fishing on the Big Pond has got me hooked.
 

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I was hoping that someone would make a thread about fall fishing. I've got a few questions.

Being that I only got really big into fishing mid summer, I have no idea how to fish in the fall. Everywhere that I read tells me to fish like it's the spring. I don't know how/where to do that. I've had decent success in the summer, hanging out at weed edges and blowing buzzbaits through the weeds.

But now it's fall. Weeds are starting to die, and at least in my little world, the pike have gone where all the bass used to be. Along the shorelines with the cattails, waiting for an ambush. Went out with a buddy yesterday on our kayaks, and he pulled in 2 pike and a tiny bass, I got 2 pikes, no bass.

Where have all the bass gone?????
 

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When the water temp gets to about 60, the topwater bassin shuts off in most lakes and ponds. Bringing a spinnerbait or chatterbait through the same areas will often get them. Bass also seem to have a liking for the ShadRap in the Fall. When all else fails, go back to working plastics, as it usually is the last bait they will hit before its time to put the rods away.
 

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FishinMatt said:
When the water temp gets to about 60, the topwater bassin shuts off in most lakes and ponds. Bringing a spinnerbait or chatterbait through the same areas will often get them. Bass also seem to have a liking for the ShadRap in the Fall. When all else fails, go back to working plastics, as it usually is the last bait they will hit before its time to put the rods away.
Well damn, that's been my favorite, and my FF says the water temp is 59-60 degrees. Thanks Matt, I'll give your tips a shot.
 

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.Steve said:
FishinMatt said:
When the water temp gets to about 60, the topwater bassin shuts off in most lakes and ponds. Bringing a spinnerbait or chatterbait through the same areas will often get them. Bass also seem to have a liking for the ShadRap in the Fall. When all else fails, go back to working plastics, as it usually is the last bait they will hit before its time to put the rods away.
Well damn, that's been my favorite, and my FF says the water temp is 59-60 degrees. Thanks Matt, I'll give your tips a shot.
Yeah, that may be why they are slowing down for you. I was at my favorite topwater pond last night and only managed 3 dinks. I think if I would of worked chatterbait or plastics I would done much better. Downsizing your spinnerbait in those FP ponds also works well. For whatever reason, the bigger ones seem to get ignored. Maybe because they are conditioned to them.
 

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Springs also a great time. this year i'm pushing for EVERYBODY especially the new anglers, To brush up on your techniques your not as good at. Since Bass are the most vulnerable in spring Go to the tactics you have fewest confidence in, if you want to learn to jig properly and don't understand specificly what it means to feel the differance between a fish or structure do it in spring. It will be your best chance to pull in fish plus gain expierance and knowladge on that tactic. It will help you a lot And Spring is the time to do it.

this spring :D
 
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