Au­tumn Top­wa­ter

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.

SA Bass - - Front Page - >> Ben­nie Wiese*

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:

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