Best Baits and Colors For the Summer To Fall Transition

Tim and Matt share their top choices of lures and techniques that will put fish in the boat in the coming months. From reaction to finesse, and even big swimbaits, these are their picks.

The Fall transition is a great time of year because you can still run summer patterns like topwater and grass fishing but as the baitfish begin their transition you can also target aggressive schooling fish. 

Whether you're a finesse fisherman or a dedicated swimbaiter these baits will help you target fish more effectively during this Fall transition. Some of the key points from this video were as follows:

1) Color Selection is key in both stained and clear water
2) Early morning topwater is essential
3) Adding flash to a bait is a must in the Fall
4) The Trash Fish is a game changer, don't be the last guy to find out

Matt's End Of Summer Picks...
Whopper Plopper 110:
Lucky Craft Silent Squarebill:
River2Sea Biggie Poppa Squarebill:

Colors: White, American Shad, Chartreuse Shad, Crappie

Tim's End Of Summer Picks...
Netbait T-Mac 6.5" Worm:
Pitchin' Jig 1/2 oz:
Yamamoto Double Tail Jig Trailer (5"):
Shaky Head 3/16 oz:

Worm Colors... Black, Black/Blue, Junebug, Green Pumpkin
Jig Colors... Norcal Craw, Go To, Green Pumpkin Craw, Black/Blue

Tim's Fall Picks...
LV-500 Lipless Crankbait:
JackHammer Chatterbait:
Bladerunner 1/2 oz. Underspin:
Owner Flashy Swimmer Weedless Underspin:
4.3 or 4.8" Kietech Fat Swing Impact:

Colors: Focus on baitfish patterns like Ghost Minnow, American Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl, White, etc...

Matt's Fall Picks...
River2Sea Rover Topwater:
Vixen Topwater:
S-Waver 168 Glide Bait:
-Best Waver Replacement Hooks (Size 2):
8" Huddleston Deluxe Swimbait:
8" All-American Trash Fish:
BladeRunner Swimbait Head 6/0:
6" All-American Fatty Trash Fish:
Owner Beast Hook:


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