Early Fall Largemouth Bass
Without a doubt, fall fishing presents great angling opportunities for all species of fish. One of my most favorites is the fall largemouth bass bite. This time of year, water temperatures begin to drop and fish are on the move feeding in the shallows to bulk up for winter!
A favorite technique of mine for fall largemouth bass is by pitching, flipping or casting a weedless jig paired with a craw or creature trailer. The Jungle Jig by Northland Fishing Tackle is a go-to jig for me for all ways in working a weedless jig. It’s designed with a sleek "bullet" head that penetrates the deep, dark, and dense vegetation where fish seek shelter from the sun or in changing weather conditions. It features a Mustad® Ultra-Point wide gap hook, thumping "00" Buck-Shot® Rattle Claws, tantalizing "Limber-Legs®" action-tail skirt, and a heavy weedless brush guard that does a darn good job! The jungle jig is not only a bass lure, but has been known to pull pike, walleye and even musky out of the thick!
Largemouth bass often take to deeper waters as water temperatures change where the water temps are most consistent, however, when the warm sun is shining and the panfish move shallow to bask in the sun, so do the bass. Like other species, the largemouth are on the prowl for food and look to bulk up for winter, so look to tall standing weed lines or pencil weeds for largemouth in the fall. Bluegill-patterned baits are a common color presentation in the fall as bluegill is a common forage for largemouth. In dirty or stained waters, or heavy cloud covered days, darker presentations like black and blue flake are preferred. Natural colored baits in high light or clear and clean waters also go hand in hand.
Cold waters or warm waters, the Jungle Jig has proven to be an asset in the tackle box. Pitching, flipping, casting and swimming, it can do it all. I credit many of my catches all of the open water season to the Jungle Jig and would highly recommend this lure!
Garrett Haglin Fishing
Northland Fishing Tackle Pro Staff