Fall Warmwater Fishing Tips

Dave Dana - 10/08/14

Grande Ronde River Bass.

Insider tips to some of the best warmwater action of the year.

Fall is here. The shorter days coupled with the lower night time temps mean break out the wool and get on the water BEFORE daylight. The feed bags have been strapped on and warm water fisheries everywhere are about to explode. Hitting the water before daylight (meaning dark and early) is key to having the best shot at a top-water feeding frenzy. Largemouth, smallmouth, are on the prowl. Points in twenty feet of water that transition onto flats will be key. Poppers and large streamers should do the trick.

For those of you chasing Tigers, stick to structure near the mouths of bays in and around fifteen feet of water, with strong weed lines with water that has good clarity. They have to see to eat and good clean water will be holding the more active fish. Feed them giant streamers in white or black with an intermediate line, on 80 to 100 fluorocarbon. Any questions swing into the shop and we can get you set up.

Tight Lines -
Dave Dana
Silver Bow Warmwater Guide