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Gerald Swindle's Fall Fishing Tactics: New Video!


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GMan gets to the point FAST and I appreciate that, however I did fish lipless, squarebills, and spinnerbaits fast this fall and had little success with that. I caught plenty of bass and some nice ones, but not by fishing fast. Still, I'll try speed again next fall. 

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Keep in mind Swindle is focused on larger impoundments with multiple creek arms and Shad for baitfish.

Agree in general if you can find active bass feeding, otherwise you may need to grind it out with slower moving soft plastics and jigs. Both fast and slow work for me.

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41 minutes ago, Tennessee Boy said:

Good advice in the video.

 

I noticed from looking at his jersey that Dude Wipes is one of his sponsors.   Does he have a video on how to use them?  😆

Several, they are comedy gold 

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5 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

GMan gets to the point FAST and I appreciate that, however I did fish lipless, squarebills, and spinnerbaits fast this fall and had little success with that. I caught plenty of bass and some nice ones, but not by fishing fast. Still, I'll try speed again next fall. 

Yes I agree its slow and methodical in the Fall which produces success in my parts as well but Gman is right first gotta find the fish before settling yerself down.

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10 hours ago, WRB said:

Keep in mind Swindle is focused on larger impoundments with multiple creek arms and Shad for baitfish.

Agree in general if you can find active bass feeding, otherwise you may need to grind it out with slower moving soft plastics and jigs. Both fast and slow work for me.

Tom

 

 

That's probably the difference, Tom. He's fishing big water. 

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I think that fishing for smallmouth out here is just very different from all the fall advice I see both on this video in pretty much everywhere else. I speed/power fish all summer long  but come fall I need to slow way down to catch smallmouth. In the fall the only reliable smallmouth catchers for me are things like drop shots, Ned rigs, swinghead jigs and a blade bait (that is a new one for me so the jury is still a bit out on it).

 

I try topwater and usually catch on fish per trip. The smallmouth out here are not shallow in the fall. There are schools of shad fry heading down the river but they are everywhere, and I am more likely to find them over deeper water than shallow.

 

I think the normal behavior out here is for the fish to sit in 15-30' of water eating crayfish and when a school of bait comes by maybe they come up and eat some. The fish I do catch will sometimes puke up some shad fry but I am catching them out of deeper water and the balls of shad fry are usually suspended 5-10' deep. 

 

I try throwing  medium running baits through the shad balls but I never seem to have much success with that. I keep thinking I should try an A-rig but that is a bit of nightmare in a kayak :)

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On 10/30/2023 at 12:34 PM, Tennessee Boy said:

Good advice in the video.

 

I noticed from looking at his jersey that Dude Wipes is one of his sponsors.   Does he have a video on how to use them?  😆

Don't forget the maintenance wipe!

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