“Bass are in fall transition, moving into creeks following the shad. Find the bait, and you will find a few fish. Match the size of your lures to the baitfish you’re around. But the fish don’t have to go to the back of the creek to find bait; they can be in between the ledges and the backs of the creeks. I have been catching some quality fish still on the deep ledges on 3/4-oz. Buckeye Lures football jigs, C-rigs and Spot Remover Magnum jig-head worms. I’m also catching them on deep crankbaits if TVA is pulling water. I’ve also been catching a few fish flipping a Buckeye Lures J-Will  flipping jig, and the topwater bite has been on one day and off the next, so keep a topwater bait on the front deck. I’ve been throwing Super Spooks and Sammys to match the hatch. We’re also catching good numbers on drop shots and shaky heads. In the creeks, just get around the bait. Throw spinnerbaits on windy days and shallow crankbaits like a KVD 1.5 and 2.5 squared-bill crankbaits. In October, I think the Alabama rig will pick back up. Fishing in the creeks will get better. Throw topwater, shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jerkbaits as the water temps cool down. TVA is dropping the water slowly for winter pool, so take caution navigating your boat at winter pool on Wheeler Lake.”

Bassaholics BuckeyeLures          RodGlove