Fall is here and with it brings cooler temperatures, and less fishing pressure and lots of bass that are feeding up before winter sets in. Fishing in the last two weeks has been on and off due to the fall turnover, but now that we are on the tail end of that the fishing is starting to turn on!! Water temperatures are in the low to mid 70's and water clarity is fairly clear on most of the main lake and clear to stained in the back of some of the creeks. The morning and afternoon bite has been good on top water, Yellow Magic and a Zara Spook have work best for me. The shallow bite has been good on wacky worms around points and pockets in the creeks, a Trick Worm in June bug or Watermelon Red has work best for me, in 2 to 5 feet. As the water temps continue to cool, you can expect to see more and more deep schools of bass stack up. Yesterday we put 25 bass in the boat and all but 5 of our fish came on a Carolina Rig the rest on a Yellow Magic.
For the deeper fish I have been throwing a Carolina rig with a 1 ounce weight and a 3 foot leader, with a 3/0 hook, and a Watermelon seed centipede or a Watermelon seed Baby Brush Hog. You'll also want to keep a jigging spoon handy as the water cools, jigging spoons and tail spinners can be deadly when fishing for fall and winter Big Bass. Good places to try right now are main lake points and humps roadbeds and pond dams, in 15 to 25 feet. Right now there is a lot of good fish on the old 515 East and West road beds also on Hobs Point just above the 515 East Bridge, Also on the SRA Point and the mouth of Chaney Branch, and in Little Caney from the Second Pipeline to Hideaway Harbor has been good for schooling Bass late in the day, The deep fishing will only get better as we get into November. It’s a great time of year to be on the water the weather is beautiful, and the fishing is great!!
Spring will be here before you know it, now is the time to book your spring fishing trip for best available dates, my March and April days are booking fast. If you would like to book a fall are spring trip you can call me 903-629-5085
Good Fishing, David Vance