Hi fishing enthusiasts, fellow anglers and AMFisHers! This weeks AMFisH is a short fishing tip video and more of a reminder to increase the size of your baits now that fall has arrived.
The fall feed is on, this is the time of year when all fish species put on their feeding bags and go to work! It’s a great time of year when fish start putting on weight, as they feed quite heavily throughout the week to increase their weight for the long winter months below the ice.
Fall by far is my most favorite time of year to fish, as your odds of catching that fish of a lifetime increase drastically! There will be a few tips on this post about fall fishing but the first one is to increase your bait size drastically. In the early spring and summer months we can get away with a mix of smaller and mid size baits, as bait fish will not have grown much from the time the hatched. By fall any bait fish that were lucky enough to have survived not being eaten will be at their largest size, in length, thickness and overall weight.
Bigger bait fish means using bigger baits! By increasing the size of any bait you have been using in the earlier months, you not only match the forage size of what the fish are more than likely feeding on at that time, but you also increase your chances of fooling the fish into thinking your bait is what they really eat!
Using bait sizes that match what fish are feeding on is critical and in the fall even more critical due to the fact that fish are gorging quite heavily and will be following their food sources around the lake. By using baits that are much larger than baits you have been using all summer long, you are sure to increase your fall fish catch percentage by more than 70%!
This is by far the most valuable fall fishing tip I can share with all of you and as you can clearly see in this video the sizes In increase to with my baits are a few levels above the normal bait size and that is the key part of this video to focus on.
As fall progresses you will need to revisit this tip once the water temperature drops further, as fish will require a lot more time to digest what they have eaten recently, so there may be outings where the big baits are not working and you need to downsize drastically to a much smaller bite size bait to get them to bite. The fish will always tell us what they want and how they want it, so you should always stay connected to this part and react accordingly to what they are telling you.
Start with increasing the size of the baits you have been using recently and from there assess what kind of bites you are getting from fish along with how many fish you are catching. In these earlier fall months it is hard for fish to pass up a nice big juicy looking meal so “GO BIG” for now and watch what happens!
Hope you found this video helpful…tight lines this fall everyone!
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