|Posted on November 2, 2011 at 1:40 AM|
On The Lake
Date: September 29, 2011
Lake Level: Normal Pool
Surface Water Temp.: 67 Degrees
Clarity: 3 Feet
By the time this issue hits your mailbox autumn will be in full swing on Riss Lake! The foliage around our lake provides a spectacular show and the fishing really heats up!
Cooler water temperatures and shorter days cause the acres of aquatic growth to begin to die. This leaves fish with fewer areas of cover and results in some very large fish being caught.
I’ve had my best luck in the late fall and early winter concentrating on the remaining weed beds in nearly any depth of water. I know I often sound like a broken record, but to locate fish on Riss Lake concentrate on weed edges.
These areas can now be worked effectively with nearly any bait in your tackle box. Fast-moving flat crank baits like the RatLTrap, spinnerbaits, large creature baits like the Zoom lizard, and large single-tail grubs work great. As always, try a variety of retrieves (fast, stop-and-start, slow and super slow (including shaking the bait in place)).
Bass are often very aggressive this time of year because they know that winter is coming and they need to pack on the calories. If you catch fish in a particular area, stay there and fish it out. Fall means that baitfish and prey cluster together and their predators do the same.
The fishing club has worked hard to stock a variety of fish in the lake so don’t forget that live bait (worms, minnows, crayfish) will also work well this time of year for catching Catfish, Crappie, Walleye and Trout from the banks around the marina.
Once again, Riss Lake Fishing Club plans to stock approximately 1200-1400 Rainbow Trout in the lake during the month of October.
We coordinate the stocking when the water temperature remains below 60 degrees consistently. Plan on several weeks of fantastic trout fishing this month and remember to email us your photos to be posted at www.RissLakeFishingClub.com.
Tight Lines till I see you on the lake!
Avid Angler and Co-founder of Riss Lake Fishing Club
Marty Perrea 816-550-2909
Larry Chambers 816-804-5945
Brent Frazee 816-516-4744
Derek Weber 620-232-1718