How To Find Textbook Fishing Zones In The Fall [Fishing Report]


This trip provides example after example of what textbook fall fishing zones look like.

I was able to reel in an inshore slam just by finding spots with similar features that indicate feeding fish in the fall.

Check out more in the video below!!

Textbook Fall Fishing Zones [VIDEO]

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Equipment Used On This Trip:

The spots I chose to fish on this trip are all thanks to the hotspots feature within the Smart Fishing Spots app.

In the spring and fall, you’ll start to see bigger trout stage in similar areas to redfish.

The bigger fish are smarter and know where to find bait and escape routes.

You’ll notice that I continuously retrieve the topwater lure even as the fish comes up to take a swipe at it.

Continue to walk the dog on your topwater lure retrieve until you feel the tension of the fish in the line.

I later switched over to subsurface soft plastic lures like the F.R.E.D. BOMBER with some Dr. Juice (as always) and immediately starting to crush fish.

Then I tossed on the dartspin presentation to try and land my inshore slam.

Not too much later, I picked up a really nice flounder to round out the fall slam!

Then, pandemonium set in when a massive school of redfish appeared right next to me.

The anchor would not cooperate but I was able to pluck off a decent fish from the school.

Smart Fishing Spots App

The Smart Fishing Spots App helped me find the spots I fished on this trip and lock into the trends.

The Smart Spots feature within the app shows you pre-selected fishing hotspots that local guides and experts have marked off.

Not only that, but the spots change colors to reflect the changing conditions so you can fish at the optimal time.

Furthermore, we as move into the early stages of winter and late fall, oyster bars become increasingly important for inshore anglers.

Oyster bars act as makeshift space heaters for fish when temperatures cool down.

The Smart Fishing Spots App has an Oyster Bar layer that literally shows you the exact location of the oysters in any area.

Fall Fishing Lures

The fish were absolutely dialed in on the F.R.E.D. BOMBER lure on this trip.

A F.R.E.D. BOMBER rigged on a Hoss Helix Hook is one of my favorite fall fishing presentations.

The larger profile mimics the bait currently present in the water and the fish are targeting bigger meals to satisfy their appetites.

As always, I apply Dr. Juice Saltwater Slam Scent to every single soft plastic lure that I throw.

It gives you that needed edge to trigger reaction strikes from hungry fish.


Right now is one of the best times to fish all year long.

The fish are in predictable, textbook fall fishing zones that you can easily identify by following the bait and looking for oyster bars.

If you don’t know where to start, then start with fishing around oyster bars!!!

Big baits are the ticket right now!

Let me know if you have any questions or comments down below!!

Finding The Fish Help

In order to help make sure that you are targeting the right areas based on the latest feeding trends and upcoming weather forecasts, make sure to use the following 3 resources because they will save you a ton of time.

1. Weekend Game Plans (updated weekly)

These regional game plans will show you exactly what types of spots to target in under 10 minutes… just click the video to start, and you’ll be informed on what to do on your next trip.

➡ Weekend Game Plan Lessons

2. Smart Fishing Spots Platform (updated every 15 minutes)

This exclusive software literally shows you where the most fish are likely to be feeding based on exactly when you’ll be fishing. It factors in the tides, wind, and weather to help you quickly see which areas to target throughout the day.

➡ Smart Fishing Spots App

3. Community Reports (live feed)

The Insider Community platform is what you can use to see what is biting near you, and you can get to know other members who fish in your area. Plus, you can use it to keep a log of your catches so you can use past trips to help predict future catches.

➡ Community Platform 

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Evan Jacobs
1 year ago

Matt, this is awesome. Way to slay like usual!

Dennis Searing
1 year ago

Hi Matt,
May I ask what kind and size landing net you were using in this video? In the market for a better landing net. Does that one fold?
Thank you

A. Rollins
1 year ago

Is there hard fishing months of spring, summer, fall and winter?
Are the seasons controlled by the sun light, water temperature, both sun and temperature or something else?
I have to admit, I was a bit confused for a moment with half my attention gone elsewhere.
I was listening, not watching the video, multitasking on the computer. When I heard “red bomber”. The image of a (Bomber) the hard minnow bait popped in to my head. I had not seen red bomber before. I had to go back to the video’s image. Doing so, I was able to see the F.R.E.D Bomber was being used.
I see the F.R.E.D. Bomber’s color as pink and not red.
Am I alone here or is the F.R.E.D color red?

Last edited 1 year ago by Andrew Rollins
A. Rollins
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt Lanier

This will be my final response of this thread.
In your opinion, Matt Lanier, What is the second most important factor after current?
My best guess would be structure.
Thank you in advance for letting me pick your brain.

Brian Reusch
1 year ago

Looked like a morning full of nice fish! awesome, Matt!


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