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October 26, 2015

A Few Off-The-Wall Techniques For Late Fall Bass

bcard_fall_bass-300x336Each year on Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and families and say what we are thankful for. Of course we also stuff our faces with food each fall. Bass are no different, as late fall is when they feed like no other time of year in anticipation of the upcoming winter. This time of year is one of the best times to get out on the water to catch big bass and, surprisingly, they can be very aggressive to lures many anglers overlook. The following are five techniques that I use to catch big late fall bass.


I remember watching a Bassmaster event on TV several years back and one of the tournament leaders was using a buzzbait and it was snowing! It was on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and that really opened my eyes to trying these baits when the water is cold. I have used buzzbaits with water temperatures in the low 50s (Fahrenheit) with great success. The biggest key is to slowly reel it so it is just barely gurgling on the surface. The bass must be able to sense the upcoming winter because they have no problem attacking buzzbaits in the late fall.

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