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    Posted by Brian on September 23, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    This afternoon I fished with a great customer and member of Premium reports. We fished from 11am-4pm. We caught around 12 bass. Most of them came in the first 1000 yards at the mouths of the Spring and Fall Creek. The intersection of Spring/Fall is holding a lot of bait, we hooked up with a few on plastic worms, but never got them in the boat. For Fall Creek, once you enter the creek, the bank on the left was packed with bait and bass. The fish were in 4ft-7ft of water and caught on shad rap crankbaits and 3/16oz shaky heads with Zoom trick worms. For now, You can skip going to the back of the creeks in my opinion…there does not seem to be near the activity.

    Heading back out in the morning to get after them again!

    Brian

    Brian replied 10 years, 9 months ago 7 Members · 9 Replies
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  • bclifton

    Member
    September 24, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Great report. Looked like some pretty good ones you guys got. I am ready for some good fall fishing.

  • nickbaumhardt

    Member
    September 25, 2013 at 1:01 am

    thanks for the report brian. i’m new to priest. i have a stupid question so please forgive me. when you and other fisherman talk about bass going into their fall pattern, what do you mean by that? do they typically go to certain spots? what drives this movement? (i’m assuming a mixture of water temp, food movement, etc.). i would just really love to know more about why they are moving and what they’re looking for at different times of the year. thanks!

  • simplecircuit

    Member
    September 25, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Nick,
    In the fall, the shorter days and dropping water temps cause the bait(in this case, shad) to move out of the main lake and back into the creeks. The bass tend to go where the food is. I can’t remember exactly what motivates the shad to move. I seem to recall it having to do with their food source. For threadfin shad that would be plankton. As the bait and bass move back into the creeks, they tend to be easier to find in shallower water than in the summer. The bass also know that it’s time to eat in preparation for the colder months of winter. So, they can often be found schooling around the bait. This makes them more aggressive and at times easier to catch in a wider variety of ways [topwater, crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits, Alabama rig, etc…] I wouldn’t say there are any specific spots that are 100% in the fall. As a rule of thumb though, you should start focusing your time on the water if not in the creeks at least very close to them. Some people like to start in the back and work out toward the main lake. I think you should be able to get a good idea about where in the creeks they are from these reports. Seems like right now, they are still in the mouths of the creeks, just starting to move in. Once fall starts to wind down, the fish will migrate back to deeper water towards the main lake. When spring comes around, they will basically go back to the creeks again and start all over. Also, this doesnt mean you cant catch fish in other places, just that the predominamt seasonal patterns for bass in general have them moving this way. Anyone else care to chime in? Its kind of late, and i thinkim starting to ramble. Hope this helps. J

  • blockel

    Member
    September 25, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    @simplecircuit, generally speaking, I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head.

    @nickbaumhardt, you can also Google a lot of information on seasonal patterns. This day and age, there are countless resources out there for learning just about anything related to bass fishing. I did a quick Google search and came across this article from a guy who knows and thing or two about bass fishing… http://www.bassmaster.com/vandams-6-season-bass-guide

  • Brian

    Administrator
    September 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I agree with last two post. Nick described accurately why the bass move into shallow water and the internet is an unlimited resource for information!

    Brian

  • nickbaumhardt

    Member
    September 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    thanks guys!

  • bugs

    Member
    September 27, 2013 at 1:11 am

    My name is Bugs. I am new to the Premium service and the area. I had a great time fishing with our Fearless Captain Brian on Monday.
    I gained not only a friend but a mentor. Now I am looking for a guy that needs a fishing friend. At present I do not have a boat, so if you know of someone that wants a Rear, I am looking to go fishing. I am 63, retired, and live in Lebanon. Since this is a secure social network (ha ha ha) I can be reached at bugs.dawabbitt@gmail.com.
    Good Fishing.

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    September 28, 2013 at 1:59 am

    I got some 50 pound braid to use for my umbrella rigs, what know should I tie for the braid? Also when should I even try to fish the umbrella rig? Lastly, in what situation should I drag a jig verses a shaky head or a soft plastic? Thanks!

  • Brian

    Administrator
    September 28, 2013 at 3:11 am

    I use the Palomar on mine, its seems to do fine. I mainly use my when the water is cooler…..fall, winter and early spring. Each of those baits can be used at any time. I like to use the jig when I am flipping wood though.
    Brian

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