Feeling under the weather today, but with the recent talk about white bass over on Ned Kehde's In-Fisherman blog, I had to make a short trip out to see if they were biting. As I've posted before, strong winds and points go hand in hand with white bass in the middle of fall. Front moving in with rain and wind advisory tomorrow, but we got 15 mph winds today without much of the rain.
Fished from the bank from 2:00-4:40 and managed 42 fish, 33 of which were white bass and 9 were largemouth. Location from the bank is no different than from a boat; find a spot where deep water meets a shallow flat point and fancast, mostly into the wind. Used a 3/16-oz. Blue Fox Flash inline spinner in blue shad with a chartreuse/white #6 Owner treble that had been changed out for the original. Comes in handy for those largemouth bass you'll inevitably hook.
Tomorrow is forecasted to be 20-25 mph winds which should make the bite even better, provided I can dodge the 70% chance of rain, and assuming I don't feel any worse than I did today.
Nothing overly big in the way of white bass, but landed one nice largemouth in the batch of 9. Used 4# Power Pro braid with an 8# fuorocarbon leader on a G. Loomis Popping Fishing Rod PR842S GL2. You late fall tourney guys might want to keep a small outfit like this rigged with an inline spinner in case you need to sneak out an extra keeper or two in your fall Classics to finish a limit. They really do work decent on largemouth.