Nov the year is, without a doubt, one of the most productive seasons that there is on the subject of the act of attempting to catch fish. While this is valid no matter the type of water that you fish, it is especially true in regards to fishing in a river or stream where wading is best way to attack the water that you want to fish. While is actually true that I spent more than 25 years “fishing” using different tactics, strategies, and techniques, for the last 10 years almost all of our fishing time is spent attempting to catch fish inside rivers and streams while I am wading. Below My goal is to outline a few fall fishing tactics for the river and also stream angler so that they can experience more success this slide.
The first thing that needs to be understood about fishing while wading in a small river or stream during the fall of the year is the fact even though it may seem warm, when your hands are wet (as they often are when fishing) even the slightest breeze are able to turn your hands into what can feel like Popsicle. As I know coming from experience, when this happens, your fishing trip become much reduced than anticipated very quickly. For this reason you always want to carry a set of fishing gloves or fingerless fishing military tactical gloves in an individual fishing vest just in case they are needed.
Now that we have trying to keep your hands protected out of the way let’s get down to the first technique which is commonly referred to as drift fishing a live earthworm. This unique fall fishing tactic is quite simple, but needs a little bit of getting used to in order to master. It involves rigging any live worm in a realistic manner, casting that earthworms into the current of the river or stream that you are fishing, closing the bale of your reel, and allowing often the worm to “drift” downstream. The goal of this fall angling tactic is to add the perfect amount of weight to your series so that your worms tumbles along the bottom as it flows with all the current.
The second of the tactics that I want to outline entails fishing a mini jig under a small float. After i use the term mini jig I’m referring to using a jig head that’s 1/4 ounce at the largest and then the exact jig head is tipped with a one and a half in . Berkley Alive jigging grub in the color of your choice. I prefer to use small Styrofoam floats that enable easy “jigging” of the grub as it flows with the current of the waterway or stream that you are fishing. This is an extremely effective fall sportfishing tactic for many species of freshwater fish including; small and large oral cavity bass, walleye, and even trout.
The bottom line is that if you enjoy doing some fishing in a river or stream while wading, the aforementioned strategies need to be added to your repertoire sooner rather than later. Put them into actions and start catching more fishing this fall fishing period.