|I landed this good size mirror today that sits in about a foot|
of water. Yes, the fishing will improve, but don't expect
fall fishing to be anywhere near as good as the spring.
Sure, they feed up in the fall for winter, but the feed is inconsistent. Early fall, like right now, brings real warm weather and low water, a bad combination. A shot of cool weather and/or rain will help the situation in the fall. Once the temperatures really drop, a slowdown comes (usually mid November. While night fishing can be good in early fall, it generally dies in November due to cold nights and dropping temperatures.
Still, there are opportunities to catch a big carp in the fall. The two biggest commons that I have ever caught here in RI came in September and November. Those fish went 33 and 36 lbs. In addition, I have had some fantastic days in big time stormy fall weather. The fish are particularly active on those fall days of drenching rain and wind.
So, I am looking forward to getting rid of this heat and hoping for an uptick in the fishing. It will come but it will also be inconsistent. It just ain't the spring.