4th March 10:19
Fall Transition Bass (bass lure)
Rick McFerrin recently posted another very helpful article on
TennesseeBassGuides.com. This one offered advice for catching bass during
the fall transition. I plan to hit Old Hickory with Rick on Tuesday to shoot
some photos of chunky bass slobbering all over our lineup of 2005 SWL
Here's a short except from his article:
"It has been my experience over the years that bass will travel in the fall
right back to the same areas that I found them in during the spring spawning
season. I begin to search out creeks and pockets in the upper region of the
lake that have a lot of cover and where fresh water runs into the creek.
This is an important fact that many beginning bass fishermen either overlook
or don’t understand completely. Remember “Spawn” and “Fall Transition” bass
patterns will always appear nearer where the river comes in verses areas
nearer the dam. The larger the body of water the truer this fact becomes.
"If weather patterns are normal, the fall season will bring us rain and
falling temps. Fall also will bring “Cold Fronts” that we will talk more
about later. Influx of fresh water will almost always result in greater
oxygen levels, a greater shad population within the creeks, which in turn
results in bass following the shad into these areas. Let’s talk a little bit
To read his entire article, go to http://tennesseebassguides.com/ and scroll
down. His articles and lure reviews always appear near the bottom, below
recent fishing reports.
First real spinnerbait change in 50 years!