It’s finally here …fall is set to arrive in the next few hours!
Not only will we experience growing relief from the heat of summer but Mozingo Lake fishing in general and bass fishing in particular will be getting better and better for the next several weeks …
The changing seasons also means changing environments for our finny-friends so we need to re-think our approach when heading over to Mozingo for a little bass fishing (or walleye or crappie or … you get the picture ) …
Cooler nights and shorter days mean Mozingo Lake’s water temperatures will be “falling” making shallow water environments much more comfortable than even a few short weeks ago … With that in mind, here are a few quick tips to consider the next time you are out on Mozingo taking advantage of the fall bass action:
- Steeper points at the end of coves provide excellent migration pathways between deeper water safe areas and the shallows. Work these points with deep running crankbaits, Carolina rigs, and jigs to intercept these transient fish;
- Use weedless lures like frogs over emergent vegetation while the weeds are still healthy and holding fish;
- Work spinnerbaits and buzzbaits (a personal favorite for fall bass) around the edges of weed beds and through stands of timber in the coves and upper portions of Mozingo;
- Bass and other gamefish will also be moving shallower along the face of the dam. Don’t be afraid to check the area out with crankbaits, jerkbaits or even a buzzbait; and
- Use weedless-rigged plastics along with jigs to fish the creek channel edges (particularly on the north end of the reservoir).
So now is the time to head out and enjoy some really great Mozingo Lake bass fishing before “Old Man Winter” sets in with his icy grip …