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What are you guy's favorite post turnover baits for mid 50s clear/lightly stained water?

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Too me fall time is crankbait time. Through the years the Bomber Model A has probably been my most productive bait this time of year.

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Water temp low 50's shallow cranks especially trap style baits. Will keep throwing the trap style cranks until the water hits the low 40's, that said as it gets colder jigs , bladebaits & tubes will do well if they won't hit the trap.

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In-line spinners, shallow cranks and jerkbaits. There's something about an in-line (Mepps, etc.) that triggers some awesome, hard strikes. BTW, these are all lures I use to cover water with. I'll start with the spinner and cranks and switch to the jerkbait if I feel I need to slow down.

If I catch a couple of fish in an area on one of those, you can bet I'll be throwing a tube jig in there before I move on.

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If threadfin shad are the baitfish, then structure spoons, jigs, drop shot and swimbaits are my first choices for post turn over fall to winter period bass.

Tom

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Man turnover can be a tough time, now most of the lake is rich with oxygen and we can't use a thermocline as an additonal guide/boundry to where we might locate fish. Seems like they really scatter during this time, I catch one on a crank and another on a spinner, a couple on a jig, just all over the place.

Fortunately someting else occurs during this time as well, the shad start moving to warmer water to find their own food source, the main lake is too cold now to support the plankton so they start moving into the creeks to find warmer water. These fish are a lot easier to catch, square bills, swimjigs, t-rigged plastics lots of things work well. I like the square bills, easy to cover lots of water. If they are hugged close to cover, I go in and get them with the plastics or arkie type jigs.

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In the lake that I fish the most, pretty much anything that looks like a shad. Lipless cranks, squarebills, in-line spinners, flukes, tubes, grubs and Slug-gos all get their turn. Jerkbaits and spinnerbaits figure in the mix also.

Tom

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