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#11890604 - 10/20/16 11:03 AM bass locations this time of year
Ryno Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/15/04
Posts: 1658
Loc: Haslet, TX
I've not done much fall fishing.....even though it has felt more like summer lately.

Where are bass located this time of year? I would guess back of creeks up shallow chasing shad?

I threw a crankbait until my right arm was close to falling off last weekend and no luck. Went back up into a few creeks.

Then again the lake I was on, I rarely catch anything anyway. lol
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#11890616 - 10/20/16 11:09 AM Re: bass locations this time of year [Re: Ryno]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4222
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
One thing to remember is, some lakes start their Fall pattern earlier or later than other lakes. So if you aren't catching much in the back 1/4, 1/2 or so, start at the mouth or first 1/4 of the creek/tributary and work your way in. If you don't catch any fish in the first 1/4 of the creek/tributary then most likely those fish are still offshore. Another thing to remember is that a lot of different baits will work this time of year, so don't be afraid to switch up baits every now and then.

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#11890649 - 10/20/16 11:22 AM Re: bass locations this time of year [Re: Ryno]
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 23352
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I usually stay main lake this time of year until mid November.

Traps and cranks should get you bit

#11890657 - 10/20/16 11:25 AM Re: bass locations this time of year [Re: Ryno]
BigBassB Offline

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 347
Loc: Van Alstyne
Like Big Bass said, work your way back out to the main lake until you find them. They are there somewhere..
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#11890677 - 10/20/16 11:32 AM Re: bass locations this time of year [Re: Ryno]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14252
Loc: Dallas, TX
I like to start at the mouths of feeder creeks and work back.

Agree; highly lake dependent.

Lakes with very little shallow cover/vegetation; the shad and the bass can stay at the mouths of feeder creeks usually suspended in deeper timber 8-15ft until mid November

Lakes with lots of shallow vegetation; plenty of the shad and bass have been really shallow 1-3 fow for the past month.

For one reason or another, some creeks/creek channels are better than others. You can scan three or four creeks with hardly a bait fish in sight, then the fifth creek you check has a ton.

Rock, concrete, rip rap, and bridges can be good this time of year.

#11890798 - 10/20/16 12:27 PM Re: bass locations this time of year [Re: Ryno]
buda13 Offline

Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 18007
Loc: NRH, TX
If your lake has gizzard shad... find them and you find the quality bass.


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