In the fall the lakes in the Midwest become full of bait fish. This seasonal trend dictates the approach that an angler should have when picking a lure to present to the foraging bass. The name of the game for fall bass is to feed up for the winter months and to take advantage of the abundant schools of bait fish in the shallow creeks. The first step to success is to know the seasonal pattern of bait fish in your water and the second step is to match the hatch. My recommendation on Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir is to use shad imitation lures that have slow and fast presentations. The size and color will be crucial in establishing a pattern in the fall waters for quality bass.