It’s fall cranking time in parts of the country where the bass and shad are moving into the backs of the creeks.
The cooler water temperatures, brought on by cooler days and nights, help trigger it. The fall also brings a lot fronts passing through which lead to high bright skies and crisp mornings, which make for ideal cranking conditions.
Early in the day, the water is colder and there is little wind. The bass aren’t chasing the shad, which makes the crankbait a good choice because it’s a bait that will trigger them to react when they’re not overly active.