Early Fall Fishing Patterns Arrive
Written by Scott McGlinchey - Published on September 3, 2019
Well it’s September already and the early fall fishing has been going on for a month now. I had the opportunity to get out and fish a handful of times during the last couple of weeks. Lately I've had some really good days of fishing. My main focus has been to fish with some type of topwater stickbait or popper with white, bone, or chrome colored belly.
The bass I have been catching on topwater are hitting in six inches to six feet and have been scattered from the main lake to the far backs of creek arms and bays. As usual I have also been catching some bass in deeper water fishing transitional ledges mainly using a plastic worm.
I try to read the conditions each day then sample some of my favorite places to find the best pattern for that day. This time of year you have to do that because it can change daily.
The last few bass fishing guide trips I had went very well. We caught an array of big fish, small fish, and missed some big ones on topwater. Many of my clients fish with me to learn techniques that they can take home with them, to give them an edge for a tournament here locally, or just to learn more about bass period. I am good at all the above and I had some happy customers the last couple weeks.
I have also caught some of my topwater fish on the whopper plopper. If it’s windy, I use a buzzbait that makes just the right noise for the wind. Currently there seems to be an abundance of 14-inch bass in the lake that are healthy and that will hit a topwater bait extremely hard these fish are our future for years to come so lets hope they grow and stay healthy as they are now.