The bass are at the tail end of that fall feeding frenzy and, as we get closer to winter, those fish want to be close to their wintering grounds.
I’ll admit that knowing something about a fishery can help you, but fishing it for the first time is not always a limitation.
You might find fish in just about any creek, but there are some things you can look for to increase your chances.
I look at fishing rods as the tools I use to do my job. That job might change a lot from one lake to the next, or even within the course of a day on the water.
It seems like as the number of different types of baits increases, the spinnerbait has seen some decline in popularity. But let me tell you that there is no lack in effectiveness.
Sometimes it’s so cool to just go sit in the tree and tune out everything else.
I think one of the biggest misconceptions about the Bassmaster Elite Series is that we all network and pass along information to one another. Actually, that’s probably less common than you might think.
I know that many of you assume I’m referring to deer hunting, but I’m actually talking about the media gatherings that typically take place in the fall.
One of the reasons topwater can be such a productive approach is that drawdowns that occur during fall tend to create a good scenario for the fish and the fishermen.
It didn’t take long for me to mentally start preparing for the Classic – and to start getting excited about deer season.