It’s hard to believe, but another fall fishing season is just around the corner. Autumn can provide the best fishing of the year for both numbers of fish and trophy fish. Many anglers have caught the biggest fish of their life in the fall, and that’s saying something, because generally there are fewer anglers in the fall than there are at other times of the year. If we want to take full advantage of fall fishing, now is a good time to make preparations to do so. The following are some of those preparations.
Whether you’re fishing a lake, river, or reservoir, at some point in the fall the fish will school up. In the summer they’ll be loosely schooled much of the time, but when the fish feel the water temperatures drop and notice the days getting shorter, they’ll really group together. Therefore, it works well to keep moving with an eye on your sonar until you find where the fish are hanging out.