Early Fall, Shallow Water?

This is a great time of year to fish, and one of the greatest things about it is that it is the time of year with the least amount of fishing pressure. Bass usually stay shallow a lot longer than people might think. I remember a tournament from several years back in mid November at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. It was cold! I mean really cold. The kind of weather you don’t really think about fishing in. The bass were chewing though and really shallow. As a matter of fact the tournament was won on a buzzbait right on the bank. You had to fish very slow, but they would hammer that bait, and the thing about it was they were all big! It was crazy. So even though fish do head out deep when it gets really cold, don’t overlook shallow water this time of year.