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So after a long and miserable summer of fishing with little success, I am anxiously awaiting some cooler weather and some decent fishing. The drastic decline in success from spring to summer this year was a true test of patience. I have to believe though that I refined some skills during the dog days of summer that will pay off during better conditions.

This is the first fall I will be fishing with more serious intentions. I thought it would be good to get a discussion going about what everyone has learned about fall fishing and how to have a successful season. I fish everything from ponds to lakes to rivers. Any advice?

Thanks!

Clark
 

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Fall is a time of transition. Fish are on the move from summer haunts to the shallows to bulk up for the winter. Being on the move means they will be a little less predictable and you may have to work to figure out what it will take to catch them. They may be there one day and gone the next.
 

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On the lakes like Badin and Tillery the shad gather in huge numbers in the fall. Fish around those areas in the mornings and evenings and you'll find eveything from bass- big cats. I really enjoy fall fishing. I usally catch my bigger flatheads of the year in the fall. They gather in large numbers and if you find them, you'll have a blast.
 

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Sorry you have had a slow summer. This time of year is actually my second favorite after Spring, but I have about two patterns that work for me and if they don't then I am sorta lost. Fall I have a tougher time with on most lakes, but I just need to learn more open water and shad-oriented tactics.

Hope your Fall picks up some!
 

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Bass will be coming out of their summer feeding slump. This is when they start actively feeding and moving toward
shallow water. Find the flats with a creek channel winding through the area. The shad will be moving up the creek
during this time of year and the bass will follow. Think big baits and use a variety of types of lures. Have a
successful trip!
 
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