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FALL Smallmouth
bass fishing 

September
WHAT TO EXPECT

We’ll give you all of our expert knowledge in detail upon your arrival. But for now, here’s a snapshot:

  • Best time for targeting smallmouth in the month of September is mid-to-late September

  • Target smallmouth on main lake points and reefs

  • Primary food sources are smelt and crayfish

  • As the water temperature drops in the fall, smallmouth increase their range and strike zone, chasing active lures better than in mid-summer

  • Great top-water action in early morning hours

AVERAGE temps
Early September
High 67° F
Low 50° F
Late September
High 60° F
Low 44° F
Lures
  • Panfish popper

  • Manns Baby Minus 1 in bone color (cast in less than 2 feet of water on rocky shorelines)

  • Rapala Skitter Pops size 7 (silver/black)

  • Rebel Pop-R size 2" or 2 1/2" (Tennessee shad color)

  • Strike King Spit N King size 3/8 oz (bad-to-the-bone color)

  • Soft Plastic Tubes – 3" (any color)

  • Soft Plastic Grubs – 2" and 3" (any color)

  • Soft Plastic Flukes – 3" and 4" (any color)

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