Sep 20, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT
The trees are turning to brilliant shades of crimson, orange and yellow and at the same time mornings greet us with a cool crisp bite. These are sure fire signs that it’s football season and for many outdoor anglers, hunting season.
While many of my fellow anglers start to stow their rods for camo and firearms, I get excited at the bountiful big bass opportunities that come with fall fishing. As long as you can put up with some cool temperatures, you will be rewarded with hefty hungry bass and empty boat ramps.
Along with big bass, many of these fish make themselves available in shallower then normal depth contours. As much of the green vegetation starts to wane, fish gravitate to the cover remaining. Look for wood, docks, pads and other remaining vegetation and it can often be easy pickings. Hard cover seems to be a real key in Autumn.
Not all days will produce huge numbers, but often the few bites you will get are from behemoth bass fattening up for the long winter. Lures like buzzbaits, shallow crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits tend to load the boat this time of year.
So pack a radio, listen to your favorite football team, enjoy the solitude of fall fishing and start hunting your local lakes for better then average size bass!
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