Fooling Fall Bass

Fooling Fall Bass

Here is what to look for along with some proven
tactics to entice a bite.

Story and photography by Matt Williams

It was mid-September and I was struggling. The upper reaches of Glade Creek at Lake Fork had been good to me in the past, but the early bite had been particularly tough that day. The McDonald’s tournament was in town and the fish were getting hammered.

I had caught about a dozen small bass, but it had taken most of the morning to
do it. Confident the area was holding some fat “unders” (fish under the slot), I
moved farther back into the bay and kept chunking. That’s when I stumbled across
a narrow ditch that dumped into the lake on the backside of a matted hydrilla bed.

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