Fall can be a challenging time to fish for bass. In regions that experience a major temperature shift moving into winter, lakes and rivers are changing. Aquatic vegetation is dying off. Fish are moving from their stable summer haunts to deeper water and new types of structure. On one hand, this transitional time of year can make both largemouth and smallmouth bass finicky. On the other, catch the right scenario on the right day and you can hammer big bass harder than any day during the summer.
Professional bass angler Dave Wolak cut his teeth bass fishing in the Northeast, where the fall cool-down was something you had to figure out or come up skunked. He’s since been able to use that knowledge to win major tournaments all over the country, and we couldn’t think of a better person to share his knowledge of the fall bass fishery. All of the questions in this quiz were written by Wolak, and they reflect the most important fundamentals of fall strategy he leans on to wind up in the money. The answers, of course, are Wolak’s as well. See if you think like a bass pro in the fall and if your choices match those of this seasoned tourney veteran. – Joe Cermele
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Those planning on celebrating King’s Day in the Netherlands on 27 April should prepare to face cool, wet conditions when they take to the streets.
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