As the fall begins to ‘kick into high gear’ as it were, it seems like the perfect time to write an article on some fall fishing tips and strategies. The fall has always been my favorite time of the year for fishing. The smell in the air, the cooler weather, the beautiful scenery, and the lack of fishing pressure all come together in the fall to make fishing truly enjoyable. Not to mention the fact that most of my trophy fish have been caught in the fall.
My favorite manner of fishing is to wade in small rivers and streams, usually in search of trout, smallmouth bass, or walleye. The fall fishing tips and strategies being outlined in this article are best employed while fishing in this manner, although some of them can be easily modified for other manners of fishing. The bottom line is that these tips have worked for me for more than twenty years and I know they will do the same for you.
Implement one or all of these fishing tips today and become a much more successful angler.
Live Bait Is Your Friend – In the fall of the year fish seem to be ‘stocking up’ on food before the impending cold weather (in many parts of the world) sets in, which makes live bait a wonderful choice when fishing in the fall. Truth be told, I personally use live bait all year long, but it seems especially effective during fall fishing. Live baits such as worms, minnows, meal worms, and even crayfish can all be wonderful bait choices when fishing in the fall.
Be On The Water At The Best Times – You always want to make sure that you maximize your fishing time by being on the water when the fish are the most active. The easiest way to accomplish this task is to pay attention to the weather & moon and plan your fishing trips accordingly. These two forces of Mother Nature have a big impact on fishes feeding behavior and the more you understand this phenomenon the better.
Be Prepared – When fishing in the fall being prepared for weather changes is of the utmost importance. This is why carrying a beanie and a pair of fishing gloves in your fishing vest is such a great idea. When it comes to fall fishing tips this one can mean the difference between a fishing trip ending or continuing. For example, keeping you hands warm while at the same time having your fingers free for baiting up and tying knots can be a great advantage in the fall of the year. When fishing in the fall, just make sure you have a beanie and some fishing gloves available, just in case they’re needed.
The bottom line is that these simple fall fishing tips will make you a much more successful and comfortable angler. Add one or all of these fishing tips to your repertoire sooner, rather than later.