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John's Journal... Entry 58, Day 5

Thompson's Fall Crankbait Tactics

click to enlargeEDITOR'S NOTE: Jackie Thompson of Eufaula, Alabama, has guided bass fishermen on Lake Eufaula for more than 30 years. This week, we'll look at his tactics for catching fall bass.

Question: Where on Lake Eufaula will you fish crankbaits at this time of year?
Answer: I'll fish on ledges 12- to 15-feet deep at the mouths of creeks. I'll keep my boat in the deep water and cast a Berkley Frenzy crankbait in the shad pattern. At this time of year, I like to fish crankbaits from the shallow water over the lip of the break and into the deep water.

click to enlargeQuestion: What kind of cover do you search for on these ledges?
: I look for ledges covered in stumps, rocks or submerged grasses.

Question: Where else will you fish crankbaits this fall?
Answer: Riprap can be deadly during the fall when the wind blows in and pushes the bait up against it.

click to enlargeQuestion: What rod do you prefer?
Answer: I like Berkley's medium-heavy-action Hank Parker Lightning rod with its super sensitivity. The fall can be the best time of the year to catch either a really big bass or to catch large numbers of bass. I really enjoy fishing in the fall.

To learn more about Pure Fishing, including Berkley's quality products like the Frenzy crankbait, call (800) BERKLEY, or visit the Berkley web site at: www.berkley-fishing.com.

click to enlargeTo learn more about bass fishing in the fall or to fish on Lake Eufaula, contact Jackie Thompson at 110 Marina Drive, Eufaula, AL 36027, or call (334) 687-9595.




Check back each day this week for more about How And Where To Catch Big Bass In The Fall ...

Day 1 -Lures and Tactics For Producing Big Bass
Day 2 -Topwater Tactics For Fall's Schooling Bass
Day 3 -Carolina Rigging in the Fall
Day 4 -Big Spinner Baits For Big Bass in the Fall
Day 5 -Thompson's Fall Crankbait Tactics

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