I am originaly from Colorado, I just started fishing for bass this past year. Last year around Oct, I stop fishing packed up my gear for the winter. I don't remember catching any fish after about mid Sept. So I thought that the season was over. So I quit fishing, packed up my tackle and waited until the spring to start up again. I found this site this spring and thanks to tips from the posts I have had a good season fishing for those smallies. I have seen post lately about being able to fish and do well fishing for smallmouth during the fall. So far I am having a real hard time believing that fall fishing is as good as everyone posts. So far this fall, about the last month, I have only manage 1 small smallmouth and 3 channels (caught on a crawfish crankbait in a pool I caught many smallmouth this summer) on about 8 trips out fishing the GMR. No matter what I seem to throw out, even if it was great bait to catch those smallies on during the summer. I can not even get a nibble on anything now. What baits accually work during the fall ???