November 12, 2014
Fall has arrived… and it has gotten cold quick! High temps in the 30’s for several days recently has made the fishing interesting to say the least… but bass are still here to catch! We have seen the transition of baitfish come alive in the backs of the creeks over the last couple weeks. The window of the shallow action may be short lived if we continue to see these cold air temps. I have been concentrating in the main lake region and creeks with abundant bait being the key to finding the bass. Move fast and use search baits until you locate an area of promise and then slow down and fish it thoroughly.
Current Patterns -
Shallow: Light weighted stick worms on quick sloping banks are productive in the main lake pockets. The bite is not fast and furious but this technique will produce. My most productive pattern is the find the deepest water way back into creeks and twitch an iMA 120 Flit over the open water and near 45 degree banks. This is producing some better than average fish… but you gotta work hard at it to be successful.
Mid-Depth: 10-15 foot diving plugs around the submerged grass is working for some bites… key is to find the pondweed that is now in 10-15 feet. On day with light wind toss a split shot rig with a stick worm for success… but don’t tell anyone about this technique… it has been winning tournaments!
Deep: I have been able to drop on some fish with a 4 inch worm in the 25-35 foot range in mouths of creeks or the first channel bend inside the creeks. This can be good for numbers if you roll up on the right ditch.