Fall Fishing Tips & Tactics With Jason Mitchell

Category: fishing tips

 Oct 3rd, 2022 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Oct 3rd, 2022 at 11:08 AM

Trees are starting to turn, water temperatures continue to drop, and we have seen some really fun fall patterns develop for walleye and bass. We traveled to the Alexandria, Minnesota region last week for the Crestliner Dealer meeting and had the opportunity to film some largemouth bass fishing with John Cox. If you follow professional bass tournaments, you have probably watched John as he has won some major bass tournaments including the Forrest Wood Cup. We found largemouth bass on offshore weeds that had fast access to deep water. John caught fish working a top water while I mostly used a whacky worm. Always a pleasure to spend time with this phenomenal angler.

We recently wrapped up filming on Kabetogama Lake in northern Minnesota earlier this week. We targeted both smallmouth bass and walleye and encountered some good fall bites that should only get better. The theme on Kabetogama was more offshore structure. We found smallmouths on boulders in 12 to 16 feet of water while the walleye were deeper in 22 to 30 feet of water. Rigging big minnows like six-inch suckers was deadly for both walleye and bass. With the leaves on the trees starting to turn, Kabetogama located within the Voyaguers National Forest, is strikingly beautiful.

Fall Fishing Opportunities
Besides finding fish deeper on offshore structure right now on the lakes we have visited recently, another common theme is very few people on the water. Perhaps my favorite reason to fish in the fall besides great bites is that there is much less competition. Make sure to get out and enjoy some of the last open water opportunities in the Midwest over the next month



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