Shoal Bass Autumn Fishing Facts and Information
Standard Texas and Carolina rigs work well, Texas rigs being the best for younger anglers.
Catching Shoal Bass in the autumn months is a simple affair with the right lures, flies and techniques, which work well with other river dwelling bass. The best fall months to catch Shoal Bass are in September and October, which is one of the best times of the year to catch them next to summer.
A good bait that works very well on Shoal Bass, and also works very well on pretty much every other fish from Perch to Sunfish, are crayfish or lures that resemble crayfish.
As in summer, look for large rocks breaks that lead into deeper holes that break all the way to 12 feet. In fall, the Shoal Bass can be found a little deeper than in summer but pay attention to seasonal variances as the techniques and tips here are based on average years and normal conditions.
Look for Shoal Bass in all the regular places: shoals and riffles. As they are fattening up for winter, they are hungry and will chase down shallow running baits that resemble small bait fish like small shad, fathead minnows or blueback herring.
Standard Texas and Carolina rigs work well, Texas rigs being the best for younger anglers. Smaller hooks work best (1/4 to 3/8oz). Other effective live baits include earth worms, crawfish and leeches.
As North American weather patterns continue to take wider swings, being able to adapt. Food sources are unlikely to change, but the time of spawning will depend greatly on how early or late the temperature reaches their ideal temperature range and will also have a direct correlation to which thermocline they will be in.
Alabama Record Bass
For those anglers fishing in the state of Alabama, there are a few regulations that must be followed. First, the fish must be