Nathan's Top 3 Fall Baits

Nathan's Top 3 Fall Baits


As the summer heat starts to leave and cooling temperatures arrive, the water temperature begins to drop, and it is time for fall Bass Fishing. For some, fall is for hunting, and fishing gets put on hold. But for me, I love to fish all year round. In the fall, I have three go-to baits that always seem to produce for me, they are my top three fall bass fishing baits.


The chatter bait has grown to be one of my favorite baits over the last couple years. I have seen massive success with the chatter bait, especially in the fall. The chatter bait has worked great for me in muddy water and in clearer water situations. The vibration you get from the bait, drive the fish crazy. My favorite way to fish a chatterbait is over large grass patches and running it through tullies. The chatter bait is very versatile, as it can be ripped through grass, burned back to the boat, or slow rolled for deeper bass. One of my favorite things about the chatter bait is the feeling of a fish smashing it. I have never had a nibble on a chatterbait, it just always gets smashed.

Zman Chatterbait


You may be seeing this and asking, “which one”? Football, skipping, swim jig? I will just say yes, yes, and yes. In the fall, I primarily throw a football head jig, but have thrown a little bit of everything in the jig realm. I love throwing black and blue, but this last year, I saw a lot of success throwing a skirtless football head. This is one of my go-to slow down baits. When the bite gets tough, I can drag it on the bottom, pop it, or if I really want to, I can swim it. The bite on a jig is so different and sometimes it just feels heavy (so different from the chatter bait). I love throwing the jig around any type of cover, such as docks, laydowns, bridge pilings and again fishing in through the tullies. This is not always the first thing I will grab, but I always have it tied on in the Fall.


The spinner bait is one of the first baits I used when I was learning to Bass fish and it has been one of my favorites ever since. It is one of the best search baits out there and comes with many different options for different situations. You can fish muddy water with Colorado Blades or clear water with Willow Blades. Your color choices are practically unlimited, however, for me, Chartreuse has always given me success. This is another versatile bait that you can do a lot of different things with, one of my favorite ways to fish a spinnerbait is to slow roll a big spinner bait for deep schooling Bass. Fish a big one, or something smaller, just always have one ready to go.

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Nathan Grant

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