Will this autumn be different than previous years? I believe that many dams got their water inflow late and that the water levels rose quickly.
There could be a long window of opportunity to get some quality fishing. With all the new vegetations that were on the shoreline now flooded and the bass following the baitfish into the shallows, it could be double the action. Usually this time of the year, under normal fall conditions, bass will be starting to fuel up for tougher days ahead. The questions will always remain; where, when, how and what to use?
It sounds awesome to catch some easy fish in the shallows, and hundreds of them. Can it always be that easy? For sure it can be. You can almost use any colour lure and get hits. There is one sure fact; bass will now be feeding to build up energy reserves for the winter months ahead. If they are starting to feed they do it with aggression, but they will not lose all their natural instincts - it’s all about survival. This means autumn fishing can be great if you understand their habits, urges and the effect seasons have on them.
Here are some key points to look for during the autumn season: