SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE 3 months just 99 ¢/month

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Successful fishing experiments that are working this fall

The fall season is Chad Koel's time to experiment with soft plastics and build confidence as an angler with the more aggressive fish.

The last couple of falls have been Chad Koel's favorite time to go fishing.

"The fish are extremely aggressive, they are feeding extraordinarily hard for the winter and to be quite honest, its the easiest time to catch a lot of big fish," the Northland Outdoors video host says.

It's Koel's time to experiment with soft plastics and build confidence as an angler with the more aggressive fish.

Koel says panfish will school up more in the fall and with two or three microplastics ready, once the fish are located, it's go time.

The range is extreme, he says. Fish like simple shapes in natural colors or the brightest, most outlandish shapes that can make a fish strike.

ADVERTISEMENT

"Don't limit yourself on location either. Baitfish are still spread out all over," he says.

Koel plastics.jpg
Chad Koel's assortment of artificial baits. Contributed / Chad Koel

Need some inspiration for spending time outdoors? Watch all of the latest Northland Outdoors videos for tips, techniques and places to go. You can find us on Facebook for the latest outdoors stories in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin, or follow us on Instagram .

Sign up for the Northland Outdoors newseletter

Koel fish.jpg
Chad Koel holds a largemouth bass he caught with artificial bait. Contributed / Chad Koel

What to read next
In this week’s segment of North Dakota Outdoors, Mike Anderson sits down with furbearer biologist Stephanie Tucker and talks coyote hunting and trapping.
Temperatures will be warmer this weekend, but a breeze is expected for the area.
Nash Hutmacher, a defensive tackle, brings fellow Nebraska Cornhuskers to his home state and as a brand ambassador for Halverson Hunts, offered others the chance to hunt with the football players.
Fish caught in deep water may not survive because of the extreme change in water pressure, which causes the swim bladder to expand.