When it comes to fishing for bass in the fall the following two techniques should come in handy on your next fall bass fishing excursion. There are many techniques to use while bass fishing, but these two techniques have to be two of the most original and yet effective methods for catching bass in the fall of the year. Truth be told, both of these methods work for bass fishing at many times of the year, but seem especially effective during the fall.
The first fall bass fishing technique involves the use of realistic crank baits. What do I mean by a “realistic crank bait”? Simply a crank bait that mimics the natural prey that a bass naturally eats. Whatever species of bait fish that is most prevalent in the water that you are fishing, this is the type of crank bait that you want to use when you are bass fishing in the fall of the year.
Throwing a crank bait that mimics the natural bait fish in the river or lake that you are fishing is a very effective fall bass fishing technique. Bass tend to “stock up” on food before the bitter cold of winter slows their metabolism causing them to eat much less, which makes a natural crank bait a wonderful fishing lure choice in the fall of the year.
The next technique involves the use of an artificial fly, but you don’t have to be a “fly fisherman” to use it. As a matter of fact you can fish with traditional spinning gear and employ this fall bass fishing technique. This technique is called the casting bubble or fly fishing bubble technique and not so strangely involves the use of a casting bubble (sometimes called a “fly fishing bubble”).
A casting bubble is a small, clear plastic bubble (that looks very similar to a traditional bobber) that is threaded through your fishing line and a swivel is tied onto the end of your line to act as a ‘stopper’ for the bubble. When submerged under the water, the casting bubble can be filled or partially filled with water to add weight to rig, giving you the ability to cast lightweight artificial flies effectively. A five to seven foot mono-filament leader is tied to the opposite end of the swivel and an artificial fly of your choice is tied to the end of the leader.
This rig is no cast out and retrieved using a “jerking” motion to give realistic action to your fly. In most waterways aquatic insects of all sizes are a favorite food source for bass and this bass fishing technique can be an extremely effective way to catch them, especially during the fall of the year. This is of course if you are a traditional spin fisherman. The bottom line is that either of these techniques are a wonderful choice for catching bass in the fall.