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The fall usually finds me chasing roosters, grouse and ducks. We may try the river this fall. When does the fall bite usually pick up? Thanks

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Usually in the fall. The bite has been decent lately. The fish on the wing dams seem to pretty good one day and maybe a little slower the next. Trolling seems to be the most consistent bite. Started getting fish on hair jigs over the weekend. Hope this means I can be done messing with crawlers soon.

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The fall usually finds me chasing roosters, grouse and ducks. We may try the river this fall. When does the fall bite usually pick up? Thanks

In general 55 degrees and the fish really start to take off. Hair jigs and crank baits will shine in the mid 50's till the temps get to the mid 40's. Then a box of jigs and plastics are all you will need. Cranks and hair will still produce but you can see right away that you really have to slow down. The water is so slowwwww..... We will be lucky to see late season water this year. Worried that it could go from fall to ICE with no flow on us. We should be right at the mid 50's range now so I would say to go anytime now and be ready to run and gun with those crank baits for the next couple weeks if your searching.

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Got out on Pool 2 Monday afternoon after a slow morning on a lake. The crankbait bite is definitely on! We were hoping to find some smallmouth, and we found just about everything. Riprap shorelines, rocks, & large laydows all put fish in the baot. The white bass were quite active, and BIG! I think we got 5 or 6 white bass in the boat over 15" with the biggest being near 17", not to mention they had some monster bellies on them. Also boated, 3 smallies, probably 5 walleyes (lost the 2 best fish of the day, 1 for each of us), a largemouth and all those white bass too.

We were finding the fish mostly in 3-8' on the breaks, but we never tried much deeper. Might have gotten into more fish if we had, who knows. The white bass definitely were shallower though, with most hits coming very quickly on the casts, and they were in groups for sure.

Great way to end a day after a frustrating morning either way. Get after em!

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