One key to successful fall fishing on natural lakes is targeting the edges of thick, green weedbeds. You can spot these edges where the vegetation grows almost to the surface.
Spring means high water in most areas, due to snowmelt and high annual rainfall. And spring means movement for river bass.
Reservoir smallmouths often congregate close to shore along riprap and rocky breaks into deeper water during early spring. The rocky shallows warm early, drawing bait.
Within a specific range of sizes and actions, plastic worms are the most versatile and most effective tools to use for smallmouths in lakes. The right worm is 4 to 5 inches long and relatively thin.
Smallmouths often suspend over relatively deep water in reservoirs and natural lakes in summer, when baitfish populations peak. In reservoirs, they tend to follow shad or shiners.
One of the simplest, most efficient, and most effective ways for walleyes during fall is shorecasting at night.
Forage choices, and not seasonality will dictate what types of baits to use, when fishing for Redfish.