Great Fall Fishing??????
Not sure how many years it has been since we had great fall fishing at AP. Always seems that the fish should bite as the temp drops and the fall colors appear. The reality has been that my memory of hard fall bites gets more and more distant each year. I’m not sure if this is a symptom of my turn toward bowhunting or if the fish just transition from summer to winter dormancy without putting on the feedbag.
I have been putting in a few hours on the water over the last week. Mostly filling time as I check/put up deer stands. Most of my fish have been caught on the grub. Big fish return to hitting the grub in the fall, and I have broken off a couple of good fish. I have seen a couple of bursts of great activity (6 fish in 30 minutes & fish on back to back casts yesterday), but when I average it all out – 2 fish per hour; just the same as the overall average for the year.
It’s still a great time to be out on the water and maybe this will be the year that we see the return of a November buzzbait bite!
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