58, Day 5
Thompson's Fall Crankbait Tactics
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.
What kind of cover do you search for on these ledges?
Answer: I look for ledges covered in stumps, rocks or submerged grasses.
Question: Where else will you fish crankbaits
Answer: Riprap can be deadly during the fall when the wind blows
in and pushes the bait up against it.
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.
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