Better Fishing Weather!

Better Fishing Weather!
October 27, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Starting the day with falling tides presents several morning options. Target green grass edges and available wood cover. Water temperatures should be around 60.

Early fall fishing conditions on the way. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “After an unsettled week with wind and changing pressure systems, this week will be more seasonal with highs getting back into the 60s with upper 60s by Friday, overnight lows in the 40s. Increasing clouds by mid week with a chance of rain on Friday.”

With low falling water in the morning, it's time to try topwaters, from hollow frogs to Lucky Craft G-Splash poppers and walking Gunfish, depending on water clarity. The key is to slow down all early morning presentations.

Switching to other moving lures should be made early if topwater bites are scarce. Mann's Baby 1-Minus shallow diving crankbaits are the best choice. They come through grass and over wood cover too. Use 12-pound test GAMMA Edge fluorocarbon line and vary retrieve speeds. Fire tiger in stained water, reds in muddier water and shad patterns in clear water.

Same goes for chatterbaits in craw patterns with matching Mann's HardNose JerkShad trailers. Also try black/blue combos. In clear water, try chartreuse with a black trailer. For these baits, GAMMA Edge will help rip them out of grass.

As the tide rolls back in, try cranking lures over grass remnants and to shoreline wood cover. But it’s also a good idea to toss Mann's Super Frog over grass mats as the sun comes up.

Later in the week, cloud cover takes over, cast 1/4-ounce Mann's Classic spinnerbaits...white skirts, gold Tandem Colorado, Indiana blades. Again, 12-pound Edge line allows this bait to snap out of grass and bump wood cover.