There may be no better time of the year for fishing than the fall of the year. This seems especially true when river fishing and in this article I will outline 3 tips to remember when you are river fishing in the fall. Fishing in rivers while wading is my favorite method of catching fish, and in the last twenty five years I have learned that the fall is the best time of the year for fishing in this manner.
There may be many reasons for this , but some of the easiest to understand are the fact that the rivers are much less crowded during the fall as people focus their attention on other activities and that fish seem to “stock up” on food before the onslaught of cold winter temperatures. Less crowded rivers mean that the fish are receiving less fishing “pressure” and are thus easier to catch and as fish “stock up” on food they are obviously feeding more heavily and are thus much easier to catch.
The bottom line is that river fishing during the fall is extremely productive, and in many area’s the scenery can be as good as it gets, which is an added bonus. In any case the following 3 tips will help you have a more productive and enjoyable time on the water this fall.
Having a pair of fishing gloves is very important when fishing during the fall of the year, and depending on your favorite style of fishing, fingerless fishing gloves such as Wristies are a great idea. If your need to “feel” your line when river fishing (as I do) fingerless fishing gloves help to keep your hands warm, while still giving you the ability to “feel” your line with your fingers. In the fall the weather can become cool to cold quickly and having fishing gloves with you at all times can save a fishing trip.
As I eluded to, fish seem to “stock up” on food during the fall of the year and fishing with worms can be extremely effective. I’m of course referring to fishing with worms while using live fishing worms. River fishing and using live worms as bait during the fall can be an extremely effective tactic, so try river fishing with worms this fall fishing season.
Have The Moon In Your Favor. What do I mean by having the moon “in your favor”? Simply that when the moon is in a certain phase fish tend to be more active, which means that they will be feeding much more, which of course means that you will experience more fishing success. If possible you want to be on the water fishing in the 2-3 days surrounding either the full or new moon phases. In any given month one or both of these moon phases will be happening, so try to plan your fishing trips accordingly.
The next time that you are river fishing in the fall keep these 3 simple tips in mind and you will experience a more successful day of fishing.