Don't miss out on what could be the best bite of the yearly calendar with these fall finesse fishing tips.
It's early fall, and most bass and other game fish are actively looking for meals, filling up before the cold sets in.
Heck, plenty of fish in plenty of places are flat out gorging themselves, which is why these killer tips from Tim at TacticalBassin are well worth your attention.
Using slow moving baits like a dropshot, tube, or Neko rig, you can really take advantage of the fall season difference makers.
Set the tone in the early fall, and adjust tactics accordingly as things cool down.
And take notes while watching this informative video.
The really cool thing is that these tips aren't exclusive to big bass fishing, proven by Tim's record catfish he pulled out of a California reservoir not long ago. If anglers want to catch big fish with a spinning reel and soft plastics, this would be the way to do it.
The finesse techniques discussed in the video are really just the tip of the iceberg, and a nice alternative to the power fishing that's sometimes a little glorified, especially in the heat of the summer.
But using a light line, smartly-timed hooksets, and the necessary finesse tactics can lead to memorable catches this time of year.
Fall bass anglers are a dedicated bunch, and a small jig plus a shad minnow or finesse worm can do more than they'd think. It's just a matter of finding the right finesse baits and jigheads for your area, or using a Texas rig or wacky rig in just the right situation.
Keep an eye on the water temperatures and the baitfish, and you ought to be able to apply these techniques for more largemouth, smallmouth, and just about any other game fish found in freshwater around the country.