Fall Bassin

On many lakes in the Fall, when the big gizzard shad move shallow, fish will feed on them and really tend to prefer them over anything else. During this time, the best way to catch these fish is to fish with big baits. Big swim baits, like a Strike King Shadelicious or a King Shad or big topwaters, like a Strike King Mega Dawg or a big buzz bait are great choices. If the water is a little more off color, I will go to a ½ oz. Strike King spinnerbait with bigger blades to emulate the bait fish. Fishing big baits doesn’t always work, but it’s something to keep in mind during the fall and something that’s always worth a try this time of year.