Renowned bass pro Scott Suggs often leaves offshore bass for shallower creek arm fish during the late summer and fall months. Suggs explains how to find shallow fish-holding areas with your lures instead of fish finders, then catch several bass from the school by changing up baits and retrieve styles.
- LIPLESS – Berkley Warpig, 1/2-ounce
- SWINGING JIGS – Tackle Warehouse Jigs
- ROD – Abu Garcia Winch Casting Rod, 7′ MH
- REEL – Abu Garcia REVO SX Gen 4 Casting Reel, 6.6:1
- LINE – Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon, 12-pound
Suggs is a proponent of starting on “test spots,” that is, known fish-holding areas that reveal what the bass want to eat. He then starts combing creek arm drains with a wobble head jig and worm combo to find hard patches, which bass tend to frequent throughout the fall months.
Once he finds and catches a few, he reaches for a lipless crankbait and starts experimenting with different retrieves until the fish show a clear preference. And don’t leave fish to find fish. Suggs recommends milking a good spot by changing up baits and casting angles until every inch of water is covered.