Fall patterns are setting in especially after this latest cold front. Late September and all of October have been very warm months. I have also been catching fish in shallow water. Water body types,Weather and water conditions,and general environment will all play factors in a fishes pattern. Sunfish will still be active looking for food before the winter sets in. Right now I am getting fish in 4 to 12 feet of water. Once winter sets in fish will be in 15 to 25 feet of water usually hanging around brush piles and drop offs. This winter according to forecast will be colder than normal. If you fish for sunnies it will be a very slow winter bite. Just my two cents.