Daniel Bolton, Fishing Contributor
Water Temperature: 78F
Water Clarity: Good
Weather change is upon us and that means fall fishing is right around the corner. The transition from summer to fall can be challenging for the bass fisherman due to unstable weather patterns. Hot to cold periods tend to make the fishing a bit more testy but it only lasts for a short while and then the fall patterns really start to take off as the water temperature slowly drops. As the water cools it creates an instinct in the fish to prepare for winter. That is good news as the feeding frenzy will start and fish activity will be furious! Fall is a time to fish your favorite top water baits including buzz baits, walking baits, and poppers. Shad are also going to be moving about so throwing your favorite square bill crank, rattle trap, or medium diving crankbait is also going to produce as well. Spinnerbaits are going to be a great way to cover water and find fish as well during this transition period. Once you find them in a particular location casting a football jig with a craw trailer is a great way to get those keeper fish in the boat. We found some quality fish throwing a chartreuse buzz bait around the shallow main lake points/flats. Nothing compares to the top water blow up by an aggressive bass! Fishing is also good after daylight hours with a jig in 8-12ft of water near the main lake. Fall is arguably the best time to catch numbers of fish along with quality so don’t miss an opportunity to get on the water if you can. Always practice safe boating by wearing life jackets and paying close attention during low light hours with your lights on. Good luck and check back for more reports coming soon!