Fall is a busy time of year for outdoor enthusiasts. Hunting, long rides viewing the spectacular fall foliage, and visiting the local pumpkin patch are all favorites. Ironically it is also one of the best times of the year to fish! Smallmouth bass, Stripers and walleye all start to pile up in predictable areas and are feeding heavily before the long cold winter!
As the water begins to cool fish will generally start a transition to winter areas. A key to success is finding those transition areas and knowing at what stage in the transition the fish are at. Most often early fall fishing for bass can be exceptional with the striper and walleye bite following a little later. The Susquehanna River walleye bite will progressively get better as it gets colder with 25 fish days recorded in years past.