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Need some advice on locating largemouth in fall

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I've been fishing this lake for 4 days in a row now and it has been very slow. The water is fairly clear, the weather has been sunny with very little wind, and the water temp has been about 66 to 70. I caught a couple of good ones the other day in shallow water under weeds with a tequila shad worm but hadn't caught any more in that scenario since. One of the bass had a crawfish inside em. The lake only gets about 20 ft deep and not a whole lot of structure we have a lot of stumps, peers, and tree tops. Any advice?

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slow down and fish the docks on the ends towards the deep water and any stumps that are on the edge of the drop next to the deeper water. areas like this funnel baitfish and give the bass a ambush point to corner the bait and gives the bass a highway to deep water. good luck

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Find the bait fish, find the bass   ;)

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If it's shad you can sometimes see them near the surface- especially threadfins. Otherwise, it's by sonar.

Bluegills, in the waters I fish, tend to be where ever there is adequate cover. You just look for good habitat.

Yellow perch? Sonar. Although, in one large pond I fish with good perch numbers, the perch will chase up lures. And this particular spot happens to produce a lot of (probably perch eating) bass.

If you Google diff prey fishes by name you can start your own research on the ones in your waters.

Also, do some searches, both in the articles section, and the threads in this site about fall fishing in general. There's lots out there, but be aware that some of you read might not pertain to fisheries like yours -shad-based, bluegill based, natural lakes, reservoirs.

Then you have to get to know your own waters with time on the water. There can never be too much of that.

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Ok thanks I saw that the shad were schooled up in points the other day and caught the bass in shallow lay downs. yesterday the shad were in the middle of the channel and I didn't catch nothing but one 2 pounder. I don't have a good enough depth finder yet to find the baitfish but that is on my next purchase list!

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