An Unorthodox Summer Presentation
As the summer moves on to the fall of the year, some things change and some do not. The one big similarity of summer to fall is the mid-day heat leaving the water temperature to sore like its summer time. This factor alone makes early fall fishing extremely tough and trying to over-come this and put together a pattern that catches fish can be really tough.
To me this says try something unorthodox, meaning try a favorite winter time presentation of mine; that being fishing a presentation that targets suspending fish, a jerk bait. I know most of us use this bait when the water is cold but many times you get the same result in the warm water days of the fall. There is a slight difference that I try to change this time of year; meaning I go to a deeper jerk bait presentation like the SPRO McStick 95 which goes 8 to 10 ft. down the water table allowing you to fish it deeper than the traditional jerk bait presentation. There are also jerk baits that sink and allow you to count them down to even deeper depths giving you even more ability to fish suspending fish at the depth you see them on your Lowrance units. I also believe as the day moves on that bass suspend along the grass lines we have on a lake like Guntersville, so fishing that jerk bait along the many grass lines can really focus in on the bass. This is also an area that you find gobs of bait balls and presenting jerk-baits through the bait balls around the suspending fish can really prove to be rewarding.
This bait you really have to be patient with, so letting it sit for several seconds in between movements can be the key to getting this to work. As I always tell my customers do what you’re suppose-to-do; what the text book information tells us then change presentations until you find one that works and of course repeat it when it does. Fishing something different and away from the text book recommendations can be productive; try it you might just get some great results.
Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
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Capt. Mike Gerry