September 27, 2011 by wcobserver
Here in Northwest Arkansas the recent cooling trend will speed along the fall patterns.
Fall typically means fast action in the shallows for a number of fish on moving baits such as spinner-baits and crank-baits. I always look forward to the change of pace.
Water temps will drop dramatically with the cooler nights. Most of the water color is a greenish clear and somewhat stained in the creeks. Main lake points and pockets have been holding most of the shallow fish.
With the cooling temps, look for shad to be pushing shallower and bass to be following. Shad are the main ones most days in the fall, so if you’re fishing an area and don’t see much bait, you probably need to keep on moving until you find it.
I have been finding schooling fish early on, around points and humps. Poppers and chuggers and walking baits are working for schools. Later in the day, Texas rigged 8-12 inch worms are producing.
Remember, as the water cools, action will pick up on moving baits of shad color.
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