It has been a while since my last blog but I have been keeping busy! I have been working on my own website recently which all of you should visit www.peternatev.com. It is still in the early stages but still worth checking out! At www.peternatev.com you can access all my links from Twitter, to Facebook and even get some exciting fishing tips you can not find anywhere else! Follow me on Twitter to check out what I am up too! I will even notify my followers when I have a new blog out on www.bountyfishing.com! Enough about my site lets get into the nitty-gritty, FALL SMALLIES!
Fall is the time to hammer and weigh in BIG Smallmouth Bass! Smallmouths feed heavy and are eating just about anything that swims this time of year! From smelt, crawfish, and gobies, all Smallmouth want to do is eat and eat, in order to get all fat and juicy for the winter cold! On deep lakes, it is best to look for the 20-30ft range. That being said, the best lures to use this time of year are baits that resemble the forage they are chowing down on! Use lures such as tubes, to match the crawfish by dragging it along the bottom. It is important to always have contact with you’re the tube on the bottom. Use a heavy tube head to ensure you are in contact with the bottom structure.
Jerkbaits are fantastic smelt imitator baits! They best resemble the slender profile of the smelt. Use them to cover the the water for any suspended fish. Work the bait in variety of speeds and jerks until you get a bite. Pay attention to how you work the bait and replicate it cast after cast once a Smallmouth crushes it!
When the bite is tough and all else fails, finesse the Bass by using the good ol’ drop-shot! Use a foot lead from the weight to your hook, to just get that bait off the bottom. Tip your hook with a goby or minnow lure and I promise you’ll get bite! Bottom contact is important with the drop shot as well, so don’t be afraid to use a 1/2oz. weight. If you can handle the chilly weather and windy days, get out and go Smallmouth Bass fishing in the fall! Fall is a fantastic time to smash any of your personal best Smallie records or any fish for that matter! There is nothing else like Smallmouth Bass fishing when they are on the feed in the fall.
‘Till next time: May your hook sets be Massive and your fish be Monsters!