Steelhead make fall runs in certain tributaries to the Great Lakes. Their movement patterns and habitats change with river conditions.
Tailraces below reservoirs can provide some of the best fishing for lots of big trout. Big browns migrate upstream and concentrate below dams during their annual spawning run.
One of the hottest tactics on the pro bass trail is working deep structure with jigworms, sometimes called shaky-head worming.
Fall summons river bass to a major feast before winter sets in. Fish feel the urge to feed heavily, storing energy for the long cold period when activity is minimal.
One key to successful fall fishing on natural lakes is targeting the edges of thick, green weedbeds. You can spot these edges where the vegetation grows almost to the surface.
Carolina-rigging has been the favored fall tactic of pro anglers for probing reservoir structure. Some call the technique power fishing with finesse because you use stout tackle, but the action of the lure is subtle and tempting to fish.
It's typical to have smallmouths congregate on humps and sunken islands that top out at 15 to 25 feet deep during fall in natural lakes.