For over 20 years, I have touted the incredible fall fishing in Colorado’s southeastern lakes for species such as walleye, wiper and bass.
Many of these waters feature a prolific shad-based forage. As we transition from late summer into fall, the shad behavior becomes very predictable. Where you find baitfish, you will find the predator fish feeding and catchable.
As the water cools, the shad will move to shallow waters. Further cooling will find them schooled up and roaming the open water. You will often see the water seem to boil as the shad are chased to the surface by feeding fish. This is a great time to cast a small crankbait or surface lure into the surfacing shad. Eventually, the water will cool enough to stress the shad. They will tend to form tight schools and move deeper.
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