Tobesofkee: Level: 1 foot low. Temp: 78 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Tournament angler Clayton Batts reports, “Fishing is beginning to pick up with the recent cooler weather. Finding bait is the key to the bite this time of year. You can find bait on your Lowrance from 2 feet all the way out to 20 right now, but look for this to change with the cooler weather coming this month. As the month rolls along, concentrate your efforts farther and farther back in the pockets following the bait. When the bait and fish are more toward the mouth, I like to cover a lot of water with a Strikezone Lures square bill in natural colors or a white Strikezone buzzbait. I also like to flip any isolated wood that I come in contact with. As the bait moves farther back into the shallow pockets, I will fish a buzzbait and a 1/4-oz. chrome/blue Rat-L-Trap. Always, keep a Spook laying on the deck this time of year because you never know when they might come up schooling. This pattern should hold up all month until they get into their winter pattern.”