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Go catch some bass this weekend


Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at:

Texas lakes are noted for pretty good bass fishing. Fall temperatures usually mean cooling water temps which will put the bass feeding, getting ready for the coming colder months of winter.

How about some bass fishing tips from pro Dennison angler, Chris Bobo.

Bass will be putting away the aquatic groceries like threadfin shad and the occasional gizzard shad or panfish to prepare for the coming cold weather and cold water of wintertime and the low metabolism rates that such cold will bring to gamefish.

Use fast moving baits like crankbaits and spinnerbaits that target the upper portion of the water column and mimic the movements and colors of threadfin shad and the other baitfish that bass will opportunistically feed upon.

He recommends Bomber and H2O Express crankbaits in shad-colored patterns along with Strike King crankbaits in the Sexy Shad color.

Remember that fishing, especially in the fall months, is always a changing game. That means that anglers should be prepared to do more than just beat the bank’s visible cover.

Target submerged brush piles, underwater humps, points that drop off and the backs of creek channels where shallow water quickly falls into deep water. Such targets will also include a few hard to spot features that can only be discovered with plenty of lake map reading, sonar graphing and on-the-water fishing experience.

Start at the mouths of main lake creeks and work your way towards the middle and back of the creeks as the autumn season deepens. Bass will be following schools of shad as the baitfish make a similar move towards the back end of creeks.

This upcoming weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, is a great time to be outdoors, whether that be on the water, in a deer stand, or duck blind. Work off that big Thanksgiving dinner and have some fun outdoors…Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!


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Water lightly stained; 73–78 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, hollow body frogs and Yellow Magics. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

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