And on Deck, the SquarebillSubmitted by Full Limit Outdoor Media
We recently ran a piece on topwater fishing, which is often what first comes to mind with fall fishing. It is without a doubt the most visually fun way to bass fish. Blow ups, explosions, and topwater strikes all keep bass anglers regularly headed to the lake in the fall.
As fall temperatures and shorter daylight periods impact the water temperature of lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds and reservoirs, the baitfish change their patterns. They tend to group up and congregate in shallow areas. That can be around the shoreline, in the backs of bays or pockets, or even on main lake flats. No matter the locale, one thing is certain; hungry bass aren’t too far away.
But what about the days when the topwater bite isn’t happening? What do you on that perfect fall morning when the steam is rising from the water, the shad are flipping everywhere, but your Sexy Dawg makes repeated trips back to the boat minus a bass?
You get out another fall bass fishing staple. The KVD squarebill……
Here are a few big hitters that you should keep on deck during the world series season.
Squarebills – KVD 1.0. KVD 1.5, KVD 2.5 and KVD 8.0
There isn’t much better than banging a squarebill off of an isolated piece of wood on a flat and watching your line head out in the opposite direction. The squarebill is made for this type of scenario and it’s one that you’ll often encounter in the fall. Shallow cover “targets” come more into play as bass are shallower and in ambush mode. The squarebill crankbait is a prime choice in this application. It has a bite-inducing “hunting” action. It will come through a set of bedsprings without hanging up. And, it catches all sizes of fish, both big and small alike.
Match your color offerings to the forage that you’re imitating and the water color. Shad patterns are notoriously good in the fall, but don’t overlook chartreuse colors when fall winds have churned up your favorite points, bars and flats.
Take your Squarebills and throw them EXACTLY where you have been throwing your topwater. If the baitfish are there, the bass probably still are too. If they won’t come up on your topwater, then go down and get em’!