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What happens to the fish in late fall?

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I fish quite a bit in mid to small rivers (Rum Snake Kettle) most of the time I wade. My question is what happens to the fish as the water gets colder? I assume they find pools or lakes but is it useless to fish regular stretches of the river? Any ideas?

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I was wondering the same thing... I fish the Rum whenever I can in the fall and I can never find a set pattern for where the fish locate as the water cools... my guess would be they settle into the deep holes, but dont they do that most of the year anyway??

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most fish in river like these move shallower but you always need to find cover, when water gets colder the fish don't hold as tight to the cover, I went out on the snake today and got about about 6 northerns in about 2 hours, so you have to work for it

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