Tag Archives: Fall Fishing

Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro – Part 2

I have really come to love this lure. It is unfortunate that I learned of the Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro so late in the season. Anyhow,  you may have read elsewhere on this site that I recently lost a Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro Natural Shiner during my last fishing trip. This left me in a situation without the proper rigging, hooks and weights to utilize the remaining lure bodies.

I decided to order a replacement package of the Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro Natural Shiner as well as the Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro Holo Greenie both in the 105mm size.

The order arrived the same day I was taking pictures of knives for a new site of mine Tacticalblade.net. I decided that since the lures where right there I might as well see if they were photogenic. The results speak for themselves.

Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro Natural Shiner
Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro Natural Shiner
Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro Holo Greenie
Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro Holo Greenie

Look Alive, Slow Down for Fall Fishing

I get the is my inbox from Rapala. It’s worthy of blogging here.

Most anglers don’t have as much experience fishing the colder water of autumn as they do the summer months. Let’s make this your best fall ever, with some proven tactics.

First, a general thought that can help a lot: keep your baits lively, but slow them down as water temps drop. It’s not enough to just “slow things down” if you kill the life of your baits. It’s important to choose lures that have good action at slower speeds.

Quick, but Slow
Just as in ‘summer’ fishing, quickly searching a lot of possible spots is a huge key to success. You have to find the fish before you can catch ‘em. Trolling and casting Rapalas remains an ideal strategy.

Original Floating Rapalas, Shad Raps, Tail Dancers, and Trolls-To Minnows are excellent fall choices, because they come to life at slow speeds. The Jointed Shad Rap is a sleeper fall bait that has phenomenal slow-speed action.

For casting, the DT Family, X-Raps, and MaxRap are perfect.

Whether trolling or casting, how you present the bait is a big deal. For example, in the warm water of midsummer, a hard-cutting aggressive presentation, with lots of wild sharp twitches, can be the ticket when fishing an X-Rap.

But you have to slow down that same bait, in most cases, to do well in fall.

Rather than slash-and-dash, think pull-and-pause as the water cools.

In cold water, between twitches or pulls, give the X-Rap time to roll upright and suspend. Allow the lure to come to rest and appear alive but vulnerable. Sometimes, the longer the pause, the better.

Take this same approach with every lure. Keep it looking alive, but easy to grab.

Triggering with Soft Baits
Another deadly fall tactic is to fish Trigger X soft baits in likely areas.

Fall fish are famous for concentrating in defined areas. When you find a good bunch of fish, it’s a situation tailor made for introducing Ultrabite pheromones!

In colder water, subtle baits like the Trigger X Spadetail Worm and Flutter Worm are often the ticket. In heavy cover, try rigging them weedless on a VMC Dominator Shaky jig head. Where snags are less likely, try the Trigger X Tube rigged with an exposed hook on a VMC Dominator Half Moon jig head.

Whatever you do, don’t give up on fishing before you give the fall a good go!

Fall Arrived with Rain

Not much to report. I have been out a few times since my last entry.  Two lures have been real performers at my local lakes. The Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro has been awesome and my lure of choice the last few weeks. When the action dies off with the Sebile Magic Swimmer Soft Pro my other bass producer has been the Owner Gobo Popper Lure GP60 in the color “Baby Bass”

Owner Gobo Popper Lure GP60
Owner Gobo Popper Lure GP60

I write about the Owner Gobo Popper Lure GP60 in another post.

Anyhow with fall came the monsoons. Hopefully this weekend the sun will show up and I can get a quick trip to the lake in.