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Gabby’s Fishing Fever

As weather cools, fishing heats up

This time of year, the early fall time, the bass fishing always gets better and the largemouth fishing will get even better as the fall moves on. My favorite time is early winter/late fall when the big smallmouth bass start really biting.

As the fall gets closer to winter, most lakes will be drawn down to winter pool levels and the lakes will turn over and then settle back to a nice color. This is when bass really turn on and start feeding up for winter building up a fat layer to use in the winter. This can be a very exciting and rewarding time to be on the water.

Bass will move to very shallow water to feed and move along bank areas following shad schools and looking for a meal. This can be one of the best times of the year to do some top water fishing. Baits like a big, loud buzz bait can produce heart-stopping strikes as they explode on top water baits and throw water everywhere. These are the types of strikes you will think and dream about all winter.

Subsurface baits like spinner baits and crank baits can produce the same great action most of the time. Look for areas that have baitfish or bass working around the surface area and cast your bait past the area and work it all the way back. By doing this you can get into some fast fun action quick.

As good as it is right now, it will get better as it cools on down this fall.

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