Pelican Lake Fall Fishing

Pelican Lake Fall Fishing

I had some good times out on the water at pelican lake fall fishing. A follower of the blog reached out to me, and hired me to take him and his family out to try and catch some bass. We caught about 25 largemouth bass, and had a fun time. Here are the logistics of the trip of where we fished, what we used, and how we “kraked” some bass. Enjoy this report, and go out and catch some yourself!


Pelican Lake Fall Fishing!

It was fun  helping a family learn how to catch bass. I was super stoked to have someone actually hire me, and take me along with them in their boat for some fishing. Pelican lake proved to be a good choice this time of year. The bass were fairly active, and there was absolutley no one on the lake. We had the whole thing to ourselves. Here is the full report of Pelican Lake fall fishing. Plus, if any of you are having a hard time figuring out how to catch some bass, feel free to reach out to me. Here is my hire me page of some options that might work for you: Hire Me

Pelican Lake Fall Fishing Conditions

We went fishing for a full day from 9:00am – 6:30pm on Friday, October 16th.

Weather:         Day Air Temperature 75 degrees. Bright & Sunny
Water Clarity:      Heavily Stained, visibility 1 foot.
Wind:       0-2 mph. Flat Calm all day.
Water Temperature:     61 degrees. It hit 63 degrees by the end of the day. 


Baits for Fishing Pelican Lake

We tried a lot of different things, and found a couple all-star baits that seemed to outperform the rest. Here are the bests baits we used, and how we fished with them to catch bass at Pelican Lake.

Keitech Swimbait

A 3.8 inch Ayu Keitech Swimbait caught a lot of bass.  We rigged the swimbait up on a 1/8 oz swimbait head. The light weight was perfect for keeping it just at the right depth occasionally bumping the bottom. Every bass we caught was in 3 feet of water or less. We fished this swimbait set up by throwing it out, and just slowly reeling the swimbait back to the boat.  Every bass we caught had this bait choked down. It worked great for covering open water.


The 6″ inch fat straight tail roboworm caught the marjority of the largemouth bass on this pelican lake trip. We caught bass on both colors of Aaron’s morning dawn, or bithcin craw. We rigged up the roboworm with a light 1/8 oz tungsten bullet head sinker on the line, and tied on a 1/0 offset worm gamakatsu hook. We texas rigged the roboworm onto the hook. This rigging kept things nice and weedless. We would pitch or cast the little roboworm into the edges of the tules, and the bass would run out for them. It was a fun way to catch them.


The Booyah buzzbait in citrus shad put about 8 – 10 bass in the boat. It was the perfect bait for the dirty shallow water. The key was to cast it out, and wind it back at a steady pace in the areas potentially holding bass. There was a lot of grass in the water, so the blades would get gummed up. Still though, if you didn’t mind tearing off the grass every other cast it still caught  bass.

Pelican Lake Fall Fishing Areas

Here are the areas we caught fish on Pelican Lake in the Fall.

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Pelican Lake Fall Fishing Report

It had been awhile since I had been out on Pelican Lake. I have never fished here in the fall. I was a bit nervous as to what we might find. The day started off a little slower than I thought, but then in the afternoon we figured out a couple winning patterns. The family I was guiding had a good time, and I was able to teach them a lot. It was cool to see them use a bait casting rod and reel for the first time. Plus, they ended up catching a few bass on it. We ended up with about 25 bass between all of us.

When we first arrived we started off pitching, and flipping a texas rigged hula grub into the shallow vegetation. It took us a minute, but one of the girls hooked up first on a bass. We put a few others in the boat, but we had a lot of follow ups. They weren’t really munching it as well as I thought they would. I switched over to a swimbait, to see if their hankering for something moving would hook us up. It wasn’t long before I caught one, and we switched a few poles over to the swimbait.

The Keitech Swimbait sporadically produced bass all day, but nothing like I was hoping for. We fished it deep, and shallow. Every bite was in 2 – 3 feet of water. In the afternoon, we decided to head back to the banks and try some buzzbaits, and some finesse worms. The decision paid off. The finesse worms started smoking the bass. The girls had a great time flipping the roboworms into the edge of the cover and “kraken” them. Then the buzzbait bite started turning on. The water had warmed up from 61 degrees to 63 degrees, and I think that was the magic ticket to get them rocking.

We didn’t catch anything big, but we caught a good number of fish which made it fun. Here is a picture gallery of some of the bass from our trip.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for more great upcoming trip reports. Also, if you want to take me along for a trip with your family feel free to reach out to me through the contact page.

One last thing, please leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear about other techniques and suggestions for bass fishing pelican lake in the fall. I hope this gets you stoked to go out and “Krak” some bass on Pelican Lake.

As Always,

Stay Stoked!



Gear Used

The links above and below in this post are affiliate links were you can pick up baits, rod’s, reels, line, and anything else I used to “Krak” some bass on this trip. Krakenbass receives a small percentage of the sales through these links. I only use links to baits, and gear I personally trust and know work. I put these links to make them helpful for you, and not for the small amount I make for the sale of the products. I hope these products can help you “krak” some bass! Thank you for your support.


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