Fall Fishing Tips for Catching Popular Fish

A lot of outdoorsmen are hunting in the Fall and fishing seems to take a backseat but for those dedicated anglers who want to get some last minute fishing in before the freeze, these Fall Fishing Tips can help.

Walleye tend to be in weed flats early in the day, right where the deep water meets the shallow. As the sun beats down later in the day, you may want to move to the deeper areas, further past the drop-off but walleyes tend to be found in deep rock piles during the Fall.

If you are on the hunt for Crappie, it can be difficult to spot them this time of year. In the Fall Crappie tend to be less aggressive since it isn’t prime time for America’s favorite panfish but that doesn’t mean you should give up.

As the waters oxygen level change, Crappie tend to seek out areas with better water quality. This forces anglers to seek out crappie rather than expecting them to be drawn in by the bait, search deeper waters and use live bait for best results.

Largemouth Bass can be found in open water during the Fall months and are usually a great target when fishing lakes and reservoirs. While there are many options when fishing for largemouth bass, a tried and true method is to use plastic worms.

There really is a large variety of baits and methods that entice this particular fish but it seems that the most important factor for an angler hoping to catch a largemouth is locating them. Using sonar to locate them can help cut down on the time spent roaming the water and allow for more time fishing.

Much like the largemouth bass, Pike can be hard to locate. One of the most important Fall Fishing Tips to keep in mind when searching for Pike is that they will roam, looking for bait fish. If you can find the baitfish, you can easily find the Pike.

Another fish that may be easy to find once you have located the baitfish, is the muskie. Using bucktails to create vibrations in the water is a great way to tap into a musky’s lateral line. If you have mastered the art of using a glide bait, this is a highly effective way to catch this typically large freshwater fish.

Bluegill can usually be found in the weeds or rocky areas, just before the water begins to get deep. Using a live bait is advised when attempting to lure in this panfish but personally, I have found bluegill to be interested in almost any bait if the setting is right.

Locating the bait fish is a good way to locate the prize fish that you are hoping to reel in. A good rule of thumb in finding the baitfish is to fish in the areas where there are birds circling or diving under the waters. In these pockets is where you are more likely to find active fish that can easily be caught.

If these Fall Fishing Tips have helped you catch a monster fish, share your story below and don’t forget to share on social media.

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