Fall Fishing On Chickamauga: Topwater, Fluke, and Crankbaits

The guys are back on Chickamauga, exploring new water, and catching fish. Come along for a Fall day of junk Fishing as they catch them on everything from deep cranks to topwater to tail spinners and soft jerkbaits. When its “one of those days” you do whatever it takes to keep putting fish in the boat!

Tim kicked the day off with a finesse rod in hand. He was dropshotting deep edges in search of quality fish. When Matt climbed on board the duo turned their attention to reaction baits and were quickly rewarded with a nice fish on the Tactical Crankbait. Soon after they bite shifted again and the guys began switching between a tail spinner, a fluke, and a popper to put fish in the boat. They fished shallow, deep, and everywhere in between. They caught fish in 2 feet and 30 feet of water and worked for every bite they got. 

Toward the end of the day the guys accepted the conditions, downsized their baits and immediately saw success. Some days the bass want a tiny offering and this was one of those days. You couldn’t get bit on a walking bait, they’d eat a popper, but when Matt went all the way down to a tiny popper he was immediately rewarded with multiple fish. When the going gets tough don’t just beat your head on the wall, take the time to adapt your presentation, try new areas, and you might just catch the fish you’re searching for. 

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear the guys were using throughout the day. The links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item.


-River2Sea Tactical DD 75 (Glass minnow): http://bit.ly/37dclbX


Larger Popper- Megabass Pop Max: http://bit.ly/2qqfmm1

Tiny popper- Megabass Pop X (Mat Shad): https://bit.ly/3i9T3sg

Tail Spinners… 

-Damiki Axe Blade: http://bit.ly/2w2uB9t

-Jackall Deracoup: http://bit.ly/2p8X4b0

Soft Jerkbait… 

Bait- Zoom Super Fluke (Smokin Shad): http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

Hook- Gamakatsu EWG Superline 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG


Bait- Roboworm 6″ Fat (Pro Staff Peoples Worm): http://bit.ly/2awYSxM 

Hook- Owner Mosquito 1/0: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR

Weight- Swagger Tungsten 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2UY7cgx

Matt’s Tail Spinner/Popper Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 6’10” Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Aldebaran 50 MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- Power Pro maxcuatro 20 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

“Bang For The Buck” Tail Spinner/Popper Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Zodias 6’10” Medium (Pre-Order Available): https://bit.ly/3aeQbYW

Reel- Shimano Curado 70 MGL HG: https://bit.ly/3jdrMqa

Line- Power Pro 20 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie: http://bit.ly/2TwBWs7

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie: http://bit.ly/2FVD9Rs

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/2TvFMBD

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/38cVi9G

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