How to catch bass in the fall

How to catch bass in the fall

Bronson Bonner

In the fall months, anglers will need to slow down, be patient and choose the correct lures and you will catch the bass.

I have had the privilege of sitting around many campfires discussing this topic and I have heard many fishermen tell their stories. I have heard many say they stick to the same retrieval speed with their lures, but I have heard more talk about slowing them down.

Needless to say, the ones who are slowing down are catching more fish.

According to marine biologists, bass just do not go after and chase lures in water less than 50 degrees. This is in part due to their slowed metabolism. Trust me, its best to slow down your presentation in these conditions.


4" curly tail grubs are great for fishing in the fall. I like to pair them with a 1/4 oz jig head. All you need to find is a somewhat steep drop off from a point, throw it into the shallows at the top of the drop off and slowly work it down by popping your rod tip straight up. I have found that the bass like to strike on the fall.

Other recommended lures in the fall:


Watch the weather closely. Rain can bring in warm water and a change in barometric pressure. This can be a very active time for bass. 

When the warm front comes in and the barometric pressure is changing, the bait that the bass are used to feeding on will start to move to the warmer water, thus starting a feeding trend for the bass. In this scenario you can both be waiting on the bass to go into the warmer waters, and then come back out when the water temp changes again. You can pull some nice bass in these transitions.


Make sure to prepare before heading out into the cold. Dress in layers and bring a change of cloths just incase you get wet. As always, keep a SHOAL Cross Neck Hoodie on hand. 

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